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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

School Transport Update - Translink

20th Aug 2020

We have received guidance from Translink  regarding home to school transport for schools during covid-19.

The Guidance is also available to view at - Updates will be posted on the Translink website so please check regularly.

There is a dedicated transport helpdesk which can be reached at 028 9598 5959 (Mon-Friday, 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5.30pm). 

All school transport services will resume as normal from 1st September 2020.

Translink have stated "Help us to help your pupils"

Here are the things that Translink suggest pupils can do to help keep themselves, and others, safe on their journey:

  • Wash their hands regularly and especially before you get on a vehicle.
  • Use hand sanitizer when they get on board if it is provided.
  • Wear a face covering when they can.
  • Catch It, Bin It, Kill it! Carry tissues, cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Fill seats from the back and sit apart if possible. If not, sit with a sibling or another pupil from the same class, year or school. Try to sit in the same seat each day.
  • Give other passengers their space when queuing, and getting on and off the vehicle


  • DO NOT travel if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 symptoms or your household has been  advised to isolate. If a child is displaying symptoms our EA driver may speak to a parent about making alternative arrangements.
  • DO NOT share phones or other personal items with other passengers.
  • DO NOT eat or drink on board (unless it is required for medical purposes).
  • DO NOT approach the driver
  • DO NOT litter. Take any rubbish with you and dispose of it safely.Translink recognise that some of these steps may not be possible; particularly for children with a special educational need.