School bus transport services resume today – Monday 31 January
Although Monday and Tuesday of this week are preparation days for the teachers, vulnerable students or children of essential workers are able to attend school.
Therefore, to ensure no child is left behind on the side of the road, all services are to recommence on Monday 31 January.
Face masks are required for:
- students in years 7 to 12
- parents/care givers loading small children into booster seats on your vehicles.
Masks have been recommended for children in years 3 to 6.
Please note that a driver cannot leave a student behind if the student is refusing to wear a mask. The driver can encourage the student to wear the mask and then report the student to school staff/principal when they arrive at the school.
Please encourage your drivers to practice good hand hygiene.
Cleaning of vehicle
There are no requirements to deep clean a bus if there has been a COVID-19 positive case onboard. Please continue with the regular cleaning of your vehicles.
As per the SA Health website, drivers experiencing any of the following symptoms, no matter how mild, should be tested for COVID-19 as soon as symptoms appear:
- fever (a temperature of 37.5˚C or higher) or chills
- loss of taste or smell
- sore throat
- tiredness (fatigue)
- runny or blocked nose
- shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
- nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
- muscle or joint pain
- loss of appetite
Reporting of a positive case
If a student registers as COVID-19 positive after travelling on one of your services the school will contact either the driver directly or their contact for your company. In turn, if one of your driver’s test positive after transporting students can you please advise the school immediately.
The driver will then be required to follow SA Health guidelines.
Whilst roll keeping is already a requirement within your contract, this is a reminder that it is imperative that your driver is keeping up to date and accurate records of who is travelling on the bus for each journey.