Face coverings from 27th January

5 months ago Wed 26th Jan 2022

Yellow Buses have made massive efforts to keep buses safe during the pandemic.

Every vehicle that we operate has sanitiser and an enhanced cleaning regime where every touchpoint, such as handles and buttons that customers use are cleaned regularly. 

The UK Government’s decision to remove restrictions means face coverings will no longer be mandatory on board vehicles in the UK from Thursday 27th January. Yellow Buses will be reminding people to think of others and wear a face covering on board, where possible. We will continue to ensure that the buses are cleaned to a higher standard, and will ensure that sanitiser is on board all vehicles, and will ask customers to use all forward facing seats first and avoid standing where possible. We want our customers to continue to be safe on board our vehicles.

What does this mean for customers travelling on board a normal Yellow Buses service?

To ensure that everyone stays safe, bus companies will strongly advise customers to wear a face covering when travelling. This, however, is no longer mandatory and will not be enforced.

Is the situation different on school buses?

It is no longer mandatory on buses that operate school service and home to school transport, however to ensure that everyone stays safe we strongly advise students and young people aged 11 and over to continue to wear a face covering when travelling to secondary school or college.

Yellow Buses continues to operate most bus routes at pre-pandemic frequencies, and many double deck vehicles are being operated. As a result, they are currently unlikely to become crowded.  We ask that customers ensure buses are well ventilated by leaving windows open. The bus continues to be a safe way to travel and the company will continue with the enhanced cleaning regime until it is no longer required.

If you have any queries regarding this, please email us at [email protected]