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Last Updated: Monday 23rd March 2020 @ 15:11

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

 

 

From Wednesday 25th March 2020 we will be operating a demand response bus service to Denmark Road High School, Pates Grammar School, Sir Thomas Richs School & Winchcombe School for children of Key Workers.

 

This service will replace the following bus services until further notice: M1, M2, M3, M5, M13, M14, M15, M16 & M18.

 

HM Government have published a list of Key workers as follows:

 

Health and social care

This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.

 

Education and childcare

This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.

 

Key public services

This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.

 

Local and national government

This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arm’s length bodies.

 

Food and other necessary goods

This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).

 

Public safety and national security

This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.

 

Transport

This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

 

Utilities, communication and financial services

This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.

 

If your child requires transport to or from school we require you to inform us via email before 10-00am the previous day of your requirements for the following day. Please email hometoschool@marchants-coaches.com providing us with the following information:-

 

· Childs Name

· Route Number

· Bus Stop Location

· AM only PM only or both

 

(Please do not phone or contact us if you do not need transport)

 

Once we have received this information you will be sent a confirmation email confirming your request with the pick-up time from the bus stop location, regrettably, this is non-negotiable.

 

For transport on Monday’s we will need to be contacted by 10-00am the previous Friday. Please note requests for travel after this time will not be sanctioned for Monday.

 

Further updates will follow as and when more information becomes available.

 

 

   

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