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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.

Oct 15, 2021

A Journey Through Music

  Year 11 student, Amelia, tells us about a recent trip for music GCSE students: “On Tuesday, 5th October, the Year 11 GCSE music group went to a concert at the Bridgewater Hall featuring the Hallé Orchestra. The concert began in the Renaissance era (Giovanni Gabrieli – Sonata no. XIII) and brought us all the […]

Oct 15, 2021

Classroom Refurbishment

As part of our ‘North End Extension’ project, a number of classrooms towards the end of the new extension have undergone a refurbishment over the past few months – a food technology room, plus a science and maths classroom. We’re pleased to say the work is now complete, and the rooms are looking smarter than […]

Oct 15, 2021

Black History Month

Last week, our Year 10 students learnt about black people in Nazi Germany as part of Black History Month and their current studies. This included learning about the stories of Hilarius Gilges and Theodor Wonja Michael. Whilst in Year 7 Humanities lessons, students looked at “Roman Britain: the Ivory Bangle Lady / Our Migration Story”. […]

Oct 15, 2021

Harvest Collection

Our Harvest Collection is coming along very nicely indeed thanks to the kind and generous donations from our school community. The deadline for items was today, and we will then be sending the donations to this year’s very worthy cause – the Manchester South Central Foodbank.   Read more in our newsletter…