It's no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering on public transport in England, Scotland or Wales. We do encourage you to wear a face covering in crowded spaces, if you can. For the latest travelling safely information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page.
Keeping our passengers safe on board has always been a top priority, but helping them to feel confident using public transport is now even more important. We've taken lots of steps to ensure that travelling by bus is a safe and viable option as we continue to support essential journeys and help our passengers get to the people and places that matter most.
You can be rest assured that we’re making it safer for everyone to travel by bus with daily deep cleans and extra disinfecting throughout the day, paying special attention to the items you come into contact with, such as handrails, bells, seats, poles.
Social distancing measures are in place for added safety. We’re carrying a lot less people on each bus, with set seating plans on board to help everyone keep their distance. We’re also opening all the windows on the bus and you must wear a face covering, so remember yours.
See more information to help you stay safe when you travel.
To help you plan your journey, we’ve added a handy new feature to the live map on the Stagecoach Bus App that shows you the busy and quiet times to travel on your service. This simple colour coding is based on how many people normally use that bus.
Find out more about the Stagecoach Bus App.
Contactless payment is available on all of our vehicles making paying for bus travel super easy and safe.
You can also buy tickets online and on our app to further reduce contact with the driver.
Ultimately if you need to pay by cash then don't worry - we have fitted protective screens to act as a physical barrier between you and the driver but try to have the correct fare if you can
Have a watch of the video below for more details on the measures we have taken or read our Covid-19 FAQs for further peace of mind.
As well as helping restart our economy, buses are vital in bringing normality back to many areas of our daily lives. They keep families and communities connected and have a major role in delivering a safer, cleaner and healthier country.
Whilst we continue to aim to return our services to their pre-Covid timetables wherever possible, it is great to be able to offer our customers additional improvements to services beyond what was originally operated before the pandemic through the national Supported Bus Services Fund - an investment for local authorities to help provide more bus services in their area.
Our latest timetables and any further changes planned to services can be viewed here.