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School Transport – Face Coverings

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Although the use of face coverings has become mandatory when using public transport, there is no similar guidance for those travelling on contracted school transport vehicles.

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As a result, and until further guidance is issued, whilst we strongly recommend that children travelling on contracted school transport vehicles wear a face covering, it is not a requirement and will not prevent children from travelling.

For children who travel to school using the public network, face coverings are a mandatory requirement.

However children do not need to wear a face covering on public transport if they have a good reason not to. This includes:

  • If they are under the age of 11
  • If they have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means they cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • If putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause a child severe distress
  • If they are travelling with, or providing assistance to, someone who relies on lip reading to communicate​

Guidance on making / wearing face coverings can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

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https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Created at 11/06/2020 15:12 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 29/06/2020 08:11 by Jemma.Gillard