School Bus Service Letter Covid19 2021

Dear parent/guardian,

By now you would be aware that the Premier announced that the lockdown restrictions were lifted from midnight Monday 26 April 2021.

While the lockdown has been removed there are still a number of transitional restrictions to be observed until midnight Friday 30 April 2021. This includes the wearing of masks.

Wearing of Masks in Perth/Peel Region

As part of transitioning back to normality the State Government have imposed a number of restriction for all residents in the Perth and Peel Regions which will impact on all ‘orange’ school bus services operating in those areas.

The following restrictions will apply to all ‘orange’ school bus services whose bus run falls inside or ends in the Perth/Peel regions for the period Tuesday 27 April to Friday 30 April 2021:

  • All school bus drivers and bus aides must wear a mask
  • All students attending high school must wear a mask

Mainstream Students

All parents are to ensure their high school aged children have a face mask to access an ‘orange’ school bus service.

Education Support Students

For education support services discretion will apply. Where a high school aged student can safely wear a mask this should occur. Where for medical or behavioural reasons, due to their disability, the mask is an issue then they are exempted from wearing a mask. Parents will need to discuss the issue of masks with their school bus operator when meeting the bus.

School Bus Services wishes to thank you for your assistance and understanding.

Kind regards

School Bus Services

Public Transport Authority of Western Australia Public Transport Centre, West Parade, Perth, 6000 PO Box 8125, Perth Business Centre, WA, 6849 Tel: (08) 9326 2625

Email: schoolbus@pta.wa.gov.au | Web: www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au