The Government has announced 'Local COVID alert level: high' restrictions for Stockton-on-Tees.
For further information about the rules and disruptions to Council services visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Home to School Transport
Here you will find Route Schedule Timetables and FAQ's about home to school transport for children returning to school this academic year.
Please note: Due to social distancing measures in place on public transport we are encouraging students who would usually get the bus to walk and cycle if possible. If this is not possible and your child must travel by public transport please ensure they leave more time than usual to complete their journey. For more information please visit Lets Go Tees Valley Back to School page.
Route Scheduling Timetables 2020
Egglescliffe Comprehensive School (Blue pass) (1st stop Medd's Nurseries, Darlington Rd)
Egglescliffe Comprehensive School (Blue pass) (1st stop Letch Lane, Chapel Gardens)
Egglescliffe Comprehensive School (Blue pass) (1st stop Lowfields Avenue, Broughfield Close)
Northfield School (Blue pass) (1st stop The Wynd, Wellington Drive)
Northfield School (Blue pass) (1st stop Port Clarence Road)
Q - Will staff be wearing PPE when my child returns to school in September 2020?
A - All our in-house drivers and Passenger Assistants have been issued PPE (personal protective equipment) which includes face masks and gloves. You may want to talk to your child and explain to them that things might be a little different. We've asked all operators to increase their cleaning regimes before any of our children or staff board their vehicles. Please get in touch with Community Transport on 01642 527117 if you want to discuss your child’s individual needs.
Q - Will my child be required to wear a face covering?
A - Children and young people aged 11 and over are now recommended to wear a face covering when travelling on dedicated school transport, although it is not mandatory.
Q - Will the council provide face coverings?
A - The council will not be providing face coverings for children who travel or receive travel assistance for home to school transport.
Q - My child has a high temperature, will they be able to go to school?
A - Please check the government website for the latest advice and guidance on COVID-19 symptoms. If your child presents symptoms of COVID-19, such as a high temperature, they will not be allowed to travel.
Q - Why isn’t there any social distancing on my child’s school vehicle?
A – Current Government guidance, which outlined plans for the safe return to schools for September 2020, does not require social distancing for children travelling on designated school transport vehicles.
Q - Can I take my child to school during COVID-19 and keep my child’s place on school transport?
A – Yes, as the parent/carer of a child who is eligible for home to school travel assistance, it's your choice whether or not you accept our offer of travel assistance. Please contact Community Transport on 01642 527117 to discuss any suspension of transport.
Please note, the additional fare-paying children who use concessionary seats on these buses can continue to do so until the end of the school year in July 2021. This follows the Government’s decision to delay the implementation of legal changes that would have prevented concessionary passengers from travelling on these buses.