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We know many of you will be looking for information for how lockdown will affect our services. We're working hard to keep our services running for essential journeys, however there may have been some changes to timetables in your area. Please check our latest timetables for more information.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. You can keep up to date checking our main Coronavirus page.

You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. Find out more on our travelling safely pages for England, Wales and Scotland.

Local Travel Restrictions

Travel Restrictions

Last updated 05/01/21

A number of areas in the UK are facing restrictions to manage Coronavirus outbreaks. This may include travel restrictions such as only using public transport when it’s necessary.   

If you need to travel make sure you have the most up to date information by planning your journey in advance to avoid busy times and routes. You can also check for updates on twitter. 

Please remember to wear your face covering throughout your whole journey, unless you’re exempt.  

There is more information on travel restrictions below: 


A tiered system of protection levels (Levels 0-4) is in operation in Scotland. Find out the protection level for your area

Mainland Scotland is  in Tier 4.  You should follow the rules on meeting up and travelling for your level

If you live in a level 4 local authority area you should: 

  • Avoid any unnecessary travel out of the area 
  • Keep journeys within the area to a minimum

If you live in a level 3 local authority area you should: 

  • Avoid any unnecessary travel out of the area 
  • If you have to travel for essential purposes, follow the guidance on travelling safely 

Advice from the Scottish Government is currently that public transport should be used for essential purposes only and left for those who need it. 

We would like to reassure you that bus services will continue to operate to connect you to the people and places that matter most, for the most recent service updates and timetables please visit our service update page and enter your location. 

If you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local guidance on the Scottish Government Protection Level page.


In England there is now a national lockdown. You must stay at home. You must not leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse (for example, for work or education purposes). If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall .To see the full list of restrictions go to

Oxford Tube services are temporarily suspended until further notice. Find out more at the Oxford Tube website


There are national restrictions in place across Wales but we're not expecting to amend our services.

Click the link below for all of the latest Welsh timetables and information

Wales latest timetables

Visit the Welsh government website for more COVID information

For more information on how to travel with confidence on our buses go to our South Wales travelling safely page.

For more travel information and advice go to our   Coronavirus page.

We know you’ve got lots of questions about travelling on our services so take a look at our FAQs to find out more.