Just a few months ago, UK schools went into full lockdown as the Coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation. What seemed like a long road to recovery has accelerated in a matter of weeks. Today, as students enjoy the freedom of summer holidays, school staff and their service providers are working hard to make their sites and facilities safe, as they plan to welcome students back in September.
One area that must not be overlooked is student transport. Due to the very nature of public travel, the providers of school coach and bus services are faced with huge difficulty as they take every measure to comply with the necessary safety standards. Where many students rely on bus and coach services to travel to and from school, the pressure is on for transport companies to take every measure to ensure the most COVID-secure vehicles possible and keep staff and students safe.