Guides for travelling safely on public buses
Fri, 04 Sep 2020

As some staff begin to return to the office, those who use public transport are being given advice on how to travel safely and follow the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

It may be a few months since passengers have travelled on buses and they may need to familiarise themselves with the latest measures put in place to make journeys safer for everyone.

East Yorkshire buses, which runs most of the public bus services in the East Riding, has produced two new guides to update passengers on the latest changes - for both adults and school passengers.

The guides, 'Getting back to travel safely: work' and 'Getting back to travel safely: schools & colleges', include some of the following advice:

  • Don't travel if you, or a member of your family, have symptoms of coronavirus. Stay at home.
  • Wear a face covering on buses at all times, unless you are exempt.
  • Wash hands before and after travelling,
  • Follow all safety guidance given on board.

As most East Riding schools reopen for the new term, passengers should be aware that some buses will become busier during school travel times.

They are also being reminded that buses cannot carry as many passengers as normal due to social distancing, so passengers are asked to plan their journeys in advance and leave extra time for travel.

Commuters are asked to consider whether they could catch earlier or later buses outside school peak times to help the situation, especially if they find their regular journeys are carrying additional school passengers.

Staff are also being asked to think about walking or cycling to work instead, if possible.

The 'Getting back to travel safely' guides can be found at the East Yorkshire buses website here: www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk/getting-back-travel-safely


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