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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.

Jun 11, 2021

Mobile Phones in School

At the start of this week, students watched a superb video explaining our policy on mobile phones – including information that has guided the policy and what would happen if phones were seen being used through the school day. The video was produced in school and features our students and pastoral support staff explaining the […]

Jun 11, 2021

Enhanced Support Measures Regarding Covid-19

Earlier this week, the government announced that a package of enhanced response measures will be introduced in Greater Manchester Council areas in order to tackle the Delta (B1.617.2) variant of Covid-19. The school will be following recommendations from Directors of Public Health that have been made to secondary schools within the Manchester Local Authority. The […]

Jun 11, 2021

Faraday Challenge

Shortly before the half term break, 32 Year 8 girls took part in the ‘Faraday Challenge’, a STEM event where they were tasked with designing and building a prototype to improve efficiency on a train platform. The session was led by Ms Walker, Dr Alnuamaani and Ms Hitchin. There were some fantastic creative ideas and […]

Jun 7, 2021

Mobile Phones – Our School Policy

This half term there is a renewed focus on mobile phones. Research indicates that a young person spends an average of 9 hours a day on their mobile phone (youngminds.org.uk, 2021). This has been proven to have a detrimental impact on the wellbeing of young people. In forms this morning, students watched a short video […]