Safe Operations

Safe Operations


Private Vehicles

Students are strongly advised to arrive to school by individual means, whenever possible.

If students are carpooling, parents should keep track of daily carpooling arrangements for contact tracing purposes.

Bus Safety 

All students who are in Grade 1 and above are required to wear a mask. 

Temperature checks must be carried out for each child before pickup from home and school. 

Younger students must be accompanied by an adult guardian until seated on the bus. Their temperature will be taken inside the bus close to the entrance and the student will need to disembark if found to have an elevated body temperature. 

In case a student has an elevated body temperature at the time of boarding the bus from school to home, they will be asked to wait for a parent/legal guardian to pick them up by private means. 

No food or drink (other than water) can be consumed on the bus.

In case a student shows symptoms during the trip to school, they must be seated 2 m away from other students and placed in isolation upon arrival at school to follow the incident management protocol (see Section 1.9.4). If symptoms occur during the trip back home, the student must be seated 2 m away from other students and be dropped off first. The incident must be reported to the COVID-19 Response Team for follow up. A student showing symptoms is required to visit a SEHA Primary Healthcare Doctor to be assessed and may only return to school upon fulfilling the requirements outlined in the Guide for Private Schools COVID-19 Response Teams.

All school buses must be equipped with hand sanitizer at their entrance doors. Bus monitors should be provided with sanitizing wipes and an appropriate waste bin. 

Students must sanitize their hands when getting on the bus, and once before dismounting. 

Only one bus at a time may allow students to descend and enter the school premises. Students should wait inside their bus until all students have disembarked from the previous bus. 

Areas around the school entrance should be demarcated for bus drop-off organization (drop-off area vs. bus waiting area). 

Descending from the bus should be done in an orderly fashion, row by row, and respecting physical distancing.

Each bus is required to have at least one bus supervisor to check students’ temperatures, dispense hand sanitizer, tend to students who require assistance, and usher them when disembarking.

Students should be assigned seating, with the same seating assignments maintained daily.

Bus drivers and supervisors shall follow all health and safety standards, including having their temperatures measured and screening for symptoms on a daily basis. 

Schools shall collect daily bus passenger logs to enable contact tracing in case a student tests positive for COVID-19. 

Where Students of Determination require additional support from an adult, a clear and comprehensive risk assessment must be conducted and travel plan developed

Capacity and Service Provision 

Schools are required to provide bus services for students. Guidance on bus service will be coordinated with relevant authorities and communicated to schools when available. 

Subsequently, schools shall review and update their transportation plans considering their fleet, number of students using the transportation facility, and the physical distancing requirements.

Subsequently, traffic flow plans shall be updated and submitted to ITC.