Parents of students set to return to classroom learning are being encouraged to help their kids understand the importance of giving their bus drivers space while travelling to and from school.
With students welcomed back to school full time from next week after a period of homeschooling Dubbo Buslines manager Rebecca Hamblin said it is important for kids who will be catching the bus to and from school, to maintain a safe distance from the driver of the bus.
"Some kids like to be upfront with the drivers and have a chat to them, but for safety reasons we are encouraging them to sit further back in the bus, away from the drivers," Mrs Hamblin said.
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"It would be helpful for parents to encourage their children to give the bus drivers some space.
"Help them understand why they need to sit further back in the bus."
Mrs Hamblin said while school timetables for buses will remain the same, cleaning of the buses as implemented at the start of COVID-19 will continue.
"There are no changes to the timetables," she said.
"They remain exactly the same as they were before COVID-19, same routes."
As for the sanitisation of buses, Mrs Hamblin said the practice will remain the same.
"Early on in the pandemic NSW Transport ramped-up hygiene practices," she said.
"These practices will continue daily."
"Each school bus is sanitised twice a day. This is ongoing and is done before each school run."
Mrs Hamblin said Dubbo Buslines are practicing the sanitising and cleaning methods which are being advised by NSW Transport and Safe Work Australia.