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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.

May 14, 2021

Athletics

Head of Physical Education, Ms Barrett, tells us about an athletics event that took place through the Manchester Schools’ PE Association: “Last Friday, our Year 9 athletics team had the opportunity to compete against other schools in the annual Manchester Schools’ Athletics competition.  This year, the event was structured differently with the emphasis on participation and […]

May 14, 2021

Creative Writing Competition

Congratulations to a number of Trinity students, whose work has been published in the ‘Connecting Stories’ anthology, following their participation in a creative writing competition. The initiative was funded by Art Council England, with an aim to increase children and young people’s interest in reading and writing, and to promote diverse voices and stories. The […]

May 14, 2021

Face Coverings

As part of the government’s move to Step 3 of the roadmap, from Monday, 17th May, new advice applies to the use of face coverings by staff and students in schools in England. Face coverings will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or communal areas, in all schools. Face coverings will also no […]

May 14, 2021

School Calendar – 2021/2022

The INSET days have now been confirmed for the 2021/22 academic school year and can be seen in the table below. A copy of the calendar can also be downloaded from our website: www.trinityhigh.com/parents/school-calendar/   Read more in our newsletter…