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Information for Bus Students

Information for Bus Students emailed to all Parents / Family / Whanau on 8 September 2021

Dear Parents / Caregivers / Whānau

It has been confirmed that wearing masks on ministry buses is recommended but not mandatory. Please see information below from the Bay of Plenty council regarding school buses:

The following is from the school bus services update for your information:

Travelling on Public Transport and Dedicated School Buses at Alert Level 2

At Alert Level 2, you can travel, but make sure you do it in a safe way.

– You will not be able to stand on any urban bus, this may cause capacity issues and you may not be able to board the bus that you would usually use.

– Dedicated school bus services can carry standees.

– Parents and carers are encouraged to remain with their children at the bus stop, just in case they need to wait for the next available service due to reduced capacity on buses.

– The wearing of face coverings is mandatory on all urban bus services (this does not apply to dedicated school buses).

– Students are encouraged not to travel if they have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms, are awaiting a test or if you need to self-isolate.

– Schools are required to maintain a list of which school bus services each student uses to travel to and from school, to facilitate contact tracing if required.

– Practise good hygiene habits.


More Information

All information and updates will be posted to our website under Latest News –

If you cannot find the information you need on our website our call centres are open and customers can speak to us by calling 0800 4 BAY BUS (0800 4 229 287).

Call centre hours are between 6am and 10pm Monday to Sunday.

On behalf of BOPRC Transportation team and all hard-working bus and cleaning staff and bus drivers, thank you for your patience and understanding.


Kind regards

Ōtūmoetai College

Alert Level 2 Update: 7 September
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