Coronavirus guidance for operators of public transport and public transport facilities

What does this involve?

Transport Scotland has issued guidance for operators of transport facilities and transport services for the public, including school transport. It also covers staff facilities of transport operators.

It does not apply to airports or airlines.

The guidance requires transport operators to:

  • produce a COVID-19 risk assessment, in consultation with staff and trade unions, share it with them and keep it under review
  • help staff to work from home wherever possible
  • maintain 2 metres physical distancing, wherever possible, for staff and passengers on the transport network
  • implement measures to manage transmission risk, reinforce cleaning procedures and promote good hygiene regimes
  • communicate how safety measures are being implemented to staff and passengers and make clear what is expected of them

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Operators of transport facilities and transport services for the public, including school transport. 

How long does this take?

You can read the guidance at your own pace.

Important information

The guidance emphasises the importance of undertaking a full and ongoing risk assessment with full input from trade unions or workforce representatives selected by employees.

All risk mitigation measures should be regularly reviewed so that transport facilities, vehicles and vessels continue to feel, and be, safe.

Next steps

Visit the Transport Scotland website to read the guidance.

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