Public Transport

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

School Bus Services and Travel Advice

Government guidance is that students should avoid public transport where possible and trips to school should be made by cycling and walking. For guidance and advice on cycling and walking, including tips and advice on journey planning, click here.

If pupils must use the bus or public transport, space will be limited due to social distancing – and once capacity is reached passengers will not be permitted to board on commercial or Yellow Buses.

Those who must use public transport can help maintain a safer environment by following a few simple measures:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep a two-metre distance where possible on the platform, stop, station and on board
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and carry you own hand sanitiser
  •  Buy tickets online for smart cards or use mobile apps where possible, and use exact change if cash is needed

A TfGM igo card is proof of age ID (needed for child tickets from age 11) and is also a smart card for buying tickets online, see tfgm.com/igo for details.

Information on Transport and Face Coverings.

Face coverings are now mandatory if using public transport in England.

However, the Department for Transport published regulations and guidance over the weekend which set out some important exemptions.

For example, children under the age of 11 will not be required to wear a face covering.

The requirement to wear a face covering also does not apply if you have a ‘reasonable excuse’ not to. Reasonable excuses include:

  • if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with, or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate.

 The full list of exemptions and reasonable excuses can be found at:

The regulations setting these out in law can be found at:

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

Nov 25, 2020

Peer Teaching in MFL

From Head of MFL, Ms Jones: “Two Year 11 French students turned into teachers for one lesson last week. Crispin and Tejire were rewarded for their commitment to additional “Period 6” study sessions by being allowed to teach their classmates the following day. I couldn’t have been more impressed by the mature and organised way […]

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School Council

From Head of Wallaby House, Ms Wilson: “Despite Covid restrictions, the School Council continues to run and contribute to Trinity’s school community in a lively way! Each year group is meeting in a separate “bubble”, generally during lunchtimes . Featured is a photo of the Year 8 “bubble” planning an assembly. The students thought deeply […]

Nov 25, 2020

Debate Mate Launch

Ms Wilson also tells us about the launch of Debate Mate: “We have been thrilled to launch Debate Mate this year, despite the challenges we are facing due to Covid 19. Students have been gathering in their year group bubbles after school to partake in the programme. Firstly, they were invited to a launch event […]

Nov 25, 2020

Bikeability!

Our Year 7s have been given the opportunity to start a fantastic new initiative this week – bikeability! All Year 7s have been offered the chance to take part in the programme, allowing them to gain cycling skills and an understanding of how to cycle safely on roads.   Read more in our newsletter…