Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
Accept
 

How to travel safely on a bus

As bus usage is expected to begin to increase, due to the easing of lockdown restrictions, bus capacity will be limited to enable social distancing. Please follow the advice below, and any additional guidance from operators, to protect passengers and drivers.

Before travelling:

  • Only use public transport if it is essential. Consider cycling or walking as an alternative.
  • Time your journeys for quieter, off-peak times if possible
  • Allow longer for your journey as buses may reach capacity more quickly and you may need to wait for the next bus on busier routes.
  • Buy tickets online in advance if possible.

At the bus stop:

  • Keep 2 metres apart from other waiting passengers at all times.
  • Be aware that capacity on buses is limited for safety reasons. A bus may look quite empty, but have reached it's reduced capacity and not be able to pick up additional passengers. Some buses will drive past stops in this instance, others may stop to advise waiting passengers.
  • Don't start to board the bus until any alighting passengers have moved away from the area.

On the bus:

  • Wearing a face covering is now mandatory on all public transport, with a small number of exceptions for children and those with breathing difficulties and certain disabilities. Further information is available on the government website.
  • Maintain 2 metre distancing where possible.

  • Use contactless payment if possible. If you can only pay in cash use exact change only.
  • Sit by a window on alternate rows of seats, or only on those seats indicated as available by the operator.
  • Leave seats nearest to the driver empty.
  • Don't queue in the aisle or next to the driver to alight.
  • Don't eat or drink on board.
  • Wash your hands, or use hand sanitiser, before and after travelling.

For information specific to your operator please visit their website. Links are on the plan your journey page.

For further advice visit the government website.

The government have also produced an easy to understand passenger safety information poster.

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest transport news

Widening works on busy Stafford road set to begin next week

The first phase of works to widen a busy road in Stafford will begin on Monday, July 6.
Date:
02 July 2020

New road safety measures introduced in Staffordshire village

Road safety measures will be introduced in a village near Rugeley from next week.
Date:
16 June 2020

Work in place to boost town centre recovery

Councils are working together to help High Streets bounce back when businesses begin reopening from Monday.
Date:
12 June 2020

Major projects and highways schemes continue to keep county moving

From carrying out minor road repairs to major infrastructure projects, Staffordshire County Council's highways teams have continued to work hard through the lockdown period to ensure the road network is maintained and foundations are laid for future growth.
Date:
09 June 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom