COVID-19 Safety

ABC Travel Covid 19 Statement – Stay Alert- Be Cautious

ABC School Transport advice and information

2020 has been a year to remember first time in history have schools closed, economies brought to their knees and so much uncertainty.

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ABC Travel have one of the largest fleets in Reading & Wokingham, we operate only school contracts with local authorities. We are all anxious with this deadly virus and want to keep everyone safe and well. Rest assured we would like to dispel any myths and give comfort to those travelling in our vehicles that we have had all the fleet deep cleaned and are taking daily precautions to wipe handles and clean vehicles thoroughly to avoid any bacteria developing.

However we believe the risk using our transport is minimal as you will have the same crew and vehicle which will only be transporting the same pupils daily. We are not transporting any other passengers and will still endeavour to minimize any risks that may arise.


General advice for understanding the symptoms

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has coronavirus:

  • A cough.
  • A high temperature.
  • Shortness of breath.

If you are worried about symptoms please all NHS 111 or go to the NHS 111 coronavirus website. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Taking precautions

  • Wash your hands often, with soap (or soap substitutes) and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. This is particularly important after taking public transport so make sure you remind your passengers of the need to do this.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. You can download a ’Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ poster for your workplace from the NHS.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cleaning our vehicles

  • You may already have procedures in place to ensure the interiors of your vehicles are kept clean. You should consider whether you need to increase the frequency of your cleaning regime and take any additional measures.
  • Focus especially on areas of the vehicle which receive the most regular contact with and including:

  • Door handles
  • Handrails
  • Head rests
  • Seat grab handles
  • Seat backs
  • Seat belts (tongue/buckle/webbing.)
  • When cleaning your vehicle, there are a few things to bear in mind:

  • Using too much water/liquid can make interior fabrics damp, which will increases the likelihood that germs will collect and thrive. This can be overcome by being careful with the amount of water/disinfectant being used and maintaining adequate ventilation both during cleaning and vehicle operation. Adhesives can also fail with excessive cleaning.
  • Make sure wet floors and surfaces are dried before passengers board.

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