Barker Bus is happy to announce that like throughout the pandemic we remain open and have put measures in place to help with the safety of our passengers and staff.
We are still carrying out coach travel which is permitted under the governments guidance and restrictions.
Our booking office is also on hand to help with quotes and advanced bookings should you wish to secure a coach in preparation for restrictions easing or if you need to amend the date of a existing booking.
Looking for help and advice and not sure how the restrictions may impact your trip, feel free to get in touch and we are happy to offer our help and support.
To ensure the safety of our customers and passengers we have put measures in place and are constantly monitoring and following Government advice to ensure that we comply throughout this pandemic with the latest rules.
We’re Good To Go
We are pleased to announce that we have received the visit England “We’re Good To Go” standard. The marque can be seen at the top of this page.
By receiving this standard it means we meet the criteria for our cleaning regime, social distancing measures and assessments of risks in our efforts to try and help control the virus.
Measures we are Taking
All coaches undergo regular cleaning intervals, this includes regular cleaning of highly touched areas and regular vehicle fogging with an anti-viral solution.
Coaches will not be filled up to full capacity.
As households and family’s can be seated together capacity numbers can vary.
We operate to the metre plus rule and will advise you of capacity for individual requirements.
We provide hand sanitiser for all passengers to use when boarding and leaving the vehicle.
The seats situated behind the driver will not be in use and we request you maintain a safe social distance away from the driver when interacting and boarding.
All passengers over 11 (unless they have a medical reason) are requested to wear face masks during travel.
Passengers are recommended to remain seated for a slow and safe disembarking of the vehicle starting from the front, going backwards.
When loading we recommend groups load rear to front.
On-board toilets are also not at present being used.
We kindly request all close contact is minimised or avoided, all rubbish is taken from the vehicle and that if you cough or sneeze you do so into your elbow or a tissue which is sensibly disposed of.
Please stay at home and do not travel if you are displaying symptoms or are not permitted to travel under government guidelines.
Our risk assessment can be seen here
Dedicated Home to School Services
It has been announced that social distancing measures are not required on home to school transport.
Please rest assured we are taking precautions for all passengers.
We will be operating all of the other above measures apart from we will be distancing in school bubbles instead of social distancing.
If you use our services, you will receive procedure from us.
We have been busy working alongside schools and government advice to ensure all requirements are meet.
For more details regarding Covid-19 visit the government and NHS websites.
We recommend you see the Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers on gov.uk
Our risk assessment is available on this website.
Should you need more advice or info we are on hand to assist and are only a call away.