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COVID-19 Transport Risk Assessment

Dedicated School Transport – Home to School

 

  1. Social distancing on the buses should be implemented if possible.
  2. Fresh air should be maximised – windows opened
  3. The law says children do not have to wear face coverings on dedicated school transport, however it is recommended that pupils in Year 7 and above wear a face covering on dedicated school transport, except for those that are exempt.

 

When wearing a face covering you should:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on
  • avoid wearing on your neck or forehead
  • avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus
  • change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession

When removing a face covering:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing
  • only handle the straps, ties or clips
  • do not give it to someone else to use
  • if single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle
  • if reusable, children must put the face covering in a plastic bag when removed. 
  • Reusable coverings should be washed in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed

 

  1. Parents/carers must not allow their child to board the buses if they, or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms.
  2. If your child develops symptoms whilst at school they will be sent home. They must not travel on home to school transport. The school will contact the parent/carer to make arrangements for their child to be collected.
  3. Children and drivers who have been in contact with someone who has developed symptoms whilst at school or on home to school transport do not need to go home to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms themselves (in which case, they should arrange a test), or the symptomatic person subsequently tests positive and they were in contact within 48 hours of them first displaying symptoms or if they have been requested to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
  4. If a person with symptoms has been on dedicated school transport, the vehicle will be cleaned with normal household disinfectant to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
  5. Children and drivers must clean their hands before boarding transport and again on disembarking.
  6. Drivers and passenger assistants should use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser at intervals throughout the journey, and should always do so after performing tasks such as helping a child into the vehicle or handling a child’s belongings.
  7. Children should board the bus on a ‘first in, last out’ basis; with those children getting on first seated at the rear of the bus and the bus filling forwards.
  8. Children should maintain social distancing when disembarking the bus at school.
  9. All children will be temperature checked on arrival at school.

General Information

Please make sure your child has their bus pass on them at all times.  

 In Catchment Transport:  Provided by Hampshire Passenger Transport 01962 846924. 

Out-of-Catchment:  Please contact the school  

 

Travel Insurance

Your child is only covered by insurance if they have applied for a place on a school bus.  If County Transport have not issued you with a bus pass, then you are not insured to travel on the school bus.

 

Provision of free travel

Hampshire Local Authority will advise you if your child qualifies for free transport, either on a school bus or public transport.  To qualify you need to:

  • Attend the catchment school or one that is nearer to your home, and
  • The distance (measured by the shortest available walking route) is more than three miles for children from Year 4 to Year 11, or
  • Your catchment school was your first preference and it was over-subscribed.  In this case, we will provide transport to the next closest school, using the distances in the previous paragraph.


Late Bus Provision

This service is currently not running due to COVID-19 

 

Privilege seats

If your child does not qualify for travelling expenses, you may apply for him to be a 'privilege' passenger on school transport. This will depend on whether there are spare seats and only applies if the vehicle is contracted by Hampshire County Council to transport children. The privilege place can be withdrawn at short notice if it is needed for a child who qualifies for free transport.

 

There is a flat-rate charge for privilege seats which is the same for all children whatever their age or the distance travelled. If you receive income support, or income-based job seeker's allowance, you do not have to pay. All drivers are checked either by the school or the local authority; the Vehicle Operating Standards Agency carries out checks on vehicles.

 

 

 

Bus Routes for Out of Catchment Buses 2020 to 2021

Andover Route – September 2020

07:40

Andover, Admirals Way

15:24

07:44

Enham Arch

15:20

07:45

King Arthur’s Way

15:19

07:46

Hunts Farm

15:18

07:50

Enham Village, bus stop by Church

15:14

07:54

Andover, Saxon Way Bus Stop (am & pm)

15:10

07:55

Charlton, Convenience Store

15:09

08:00

Hatherden School

15:04

08:02

Wildhern Lane

15:02

08:04

Charlton Down

15:00

08:10

Hurstbourne Tarrant Shop

14:50

08:30

The Clere School

14:30

 

Basingstoke Route – September 2020

07:10

Popley Way, Carpenter’s Down

15:49

07:20

Sherfield Park, Gaiger Avenue

15:39

07:28

Campbell Road

15:31

07:30

Bramley Green Road

15:29

07:32

Bramley Inn

15:27

07:49

Hospital, Park Prewett Road

15:10

07:56

Rooksdown Avenue

15:03

07:58

Winklebury, Augustus Drive

15:01

07:59

Winklebury, The Winkle

15:00

08:01

Winklebury, Pembroke Road

14:59

08:30

The Clere School

14:30

 

Silchester Route – September 2020

07:35

Silchester, Calleva Arms

15:27

07:38

Silchester Road, Church Road

15:24

07:43

Tadley, Fairlawn Road

15:19

07:44

Tadley, Manse Lane

15:18

07:47

Pamber Green, New Road

15:15

07:52

Sherborne St John, West End

15:10

07:55

Charter Alley, Unisex Salon

15:07

07:56

Christ Church, Ramsdell crossroad

15:06

08:05

Pitt Hall Farm

14:55

08:30

The Clere School

14:30

 

Tadley Route – September 2020

07:30

Rooksdown Community Centre

15:29

07:35

St Michael’s Hospice

15:24

07:40

Cranes Road/Manor Road

15:19

07:43

Pamber End, Queen’s College Arms

15:16

07:47

Tadley, New Road Roundabout

15:13

07:50

Tadley, Mulfords Hill, Esso Garage

15:10

07:51

Tadley, Mulfords Hill, Sainsbury's

15:09

07:55

Tadley, Franklin Avenue

15:05

07:56

Tadley, Bishopswood Road

15:04

07:57

Tadley, Bishopswood Lane

15:03

07:59

Tadley, Heath End Road, Cricketers

15:01

08:08

Headley, Common Road

14:52

08:10

Headley, opposite The Cedars

14:50

08:30

The Clere School

14:30

 

Students may only travel on their allocated bus.

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