First Bus has asked us to pass on the following messge:
Message from First Bus Glasgow
Failure to adhere to the rules relating to the wearing of face coverings on public transport poses a serious health risk to our drivers, other passengers on board (including schoolchildren), and indeed, the wider population in terms of potential transmission of coronavirus. If breaches of the wearing of face coverings are identified, we will be reporting them to Police Scotland.
I would be extremely grateful if you could relay this message in the strongest possible terms to pupils to help us keep everyone safe when travelling on our bus network. The key messaging is:
- Wear a face covering when boarding, travelling throughout, and alighting from the bus on every journey. Exemptions only apply to those that have a medical condition that makes the wearing of a covering difficult.
- Please only use seats that are not marked with our yellow seat sashes. If the seat has a sash, don’t use it. This helps to enforce physical distancing and keeps everyone at a safe space from each other.
- Try to wash your hands before and after you make any journey.
I hope that this information is helpful, and I look forward to your assistance in highlighting the importance of these requirements when travelling on our services. If there’s anything else we can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.