Message on School Bus COVID-19 Safety

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With the normalisation of New South Wales school timetables, CDC (Hillsbus/Blue Mountains Transit /Hunter Valley Buses /Forest Coach Lines) drivers and staff are continuing with a range of measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Continued additional bus cleaning. School buses are cleaned thoroughly after each morning and afternoon school run. 

Extra consideration for drivers’ health. All drivers are temperature-checked before shifts and are issued with a replenishable supply of hand sanitiser. Drivers also have a dedicated COVID-19 hotline to call if they present with symptoms.

Physical distancing. At CDC we are encouraging all passengers to continue practising physical distancing on our buses.

However, in line with advice from Transport for NSW and NSW Health, physical distancing between students is not required on buses. Additionally, no student will be left at a bus stop. On regular timetabled services school students will be given priority over paying passengers, even if this means physical distancing of 1.5 metres is not achievable.

CDC NSW will continue to work closely with Transport for NSW to ensure the safety of all passengers.