Irish school buses are set to operate at full capacity with no distancing rules 1 month ago

Irish school buses are set to operate at full capacity with no distancing rules

School buses will be the exception to the rule.

Irish schools are set to reopen by the end of the month with many new safety rules being implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Despite social distancing rules in schools such as limited interaction with other students and staggered lunch breaks the same can not be said for school buses.

As it stand school buses in Ireland are set to operate at full capacity with no reduction in numbers and no social distancing.

An exception to the social distancing rule is being made for school buses because pupils are being pre-assigned seats next to a sibling or a child from their class group.

Despite this many parents have raised concerns about the lack of social distancing that is to be implemented on Irish school buses.

According to 98FM Maeve Fanning, the President of the National Parents Council Post Primary had this to say regarding the worries that parents have on the issue;

"They're kids are going to school on a bus that is servicing maybe three or four different schools.

There are going to be concerns out there and especially now as we have a slight increase in covid numbers."

Irish schools will reopen at the end of the month for the first time since March.