I appreciate that there is still uncertainty around the full re-opening of schools but I hope this information is relevant and helpful to you and your school community. Please do keep an eye on the Merseytravel website in the coming weeks and months for further information.
As more people start to travel, the ongoing requirement for social distancing means that space on public transport is greatly reduced.
To help people travel safely and to take pressure of the public transport system, Merseytravel has launched a public information campaign – ReThink Travel – that asks people to think carefully about whether they need to travel and, if so, when they travel and by what means.
We are asking everyone to walk and cycle as much as possible and to continue to work from home if they can.
However, we appreciate that some people including staff and pupils, will need to use public transport. We also appreciate that the local circumstances for each individual school will be different
The ReThink Travel campaign provides important information about public transport services and some key advice about how to plan journeys, taking into account journey times and social distancing to help keep everyone safe.
Social distancing on buses, trains and ferries means there is less space. As a result, anyone using the service might not make the one they had planned to get and may need to wait for the next one so it’s a good idea to leave more time for journeys. It’s also a good idea to have the correct money for tickets as change won’t be given or to consider buying pre-paid tickets.
Currently, we are advising everyone who uses public transport to wear a face covering if they can. This will become mandatory from 15 June following the Government announcement on 4 June. There will be exceptions including young children and those with disabilities and we are waiting for further clarification on this. Any additional information will be posted on our website.
There is information about public transport services and the ReThink Travel campaign on the Merseytravel website – www.merseytravel.gov.uk/Coronavirus