Coronavirus outbreak – advice on taking the bus in Lincoln

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Please check local restrictions before traveling. You must wear a face covering on the bus in Lincoln unless you are exempt.

Service status

This is the current operational status for each bus company in Lincoln.

Reduced service until further notice. Timetables on this service may change at short notice. Check with this bus operator before you travel.
PC Coaches
PC Coaches are operating all services as normal. Check with this bus operator before you travel.
CallConnect are operating all services as normal. Check with this bus operator before you travel.

The current advice from the Government is that everyone should check their local restrictions before traveling. Bus operators in Lincoln are still running most bus services but some are running at a reduced service.

This article sets out guidance on how to help to protect yourself while travelling on a bus in Lincoln and what bus operators are doing to help keep bus passengers safe.

This article was written in good faith but please always check the official Government website for the latest and most accurate advice. Advice may change daily.

COVID-19 is a new illness caused by Coronavirus with symptoms including a high temperature, shortness of breat, a continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. The elderly and those with existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to the affects of COVID-19.

Protecting yourself and other bus passengers

If you have a one or more of the symptoms listed above, you should stop taking the bus and you should self-isolate at home for 7 days and ask for help from family and friends.

If you are defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable, you should make your best judgement on whether taking the bus is safe for your needs especially if you are shielding.

Everyone should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before boarding a bus in Lincoln. Wash your hands again after alighting from a bus.

While on a bus if you need to cough or sneeze; cover your mouth with tissue and dispose this tissue carefully in the next available bin. Please do not dispose your tissues in ticket recycling bins located on the buses.

Wear a face covering

The Government have advised that wearing a face covering can protect other bus passengers if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms. Evidence suggests that face coverings do not protect you but could protect other bus passengers.

Wearing a face covering on a bus in Lincoln is the law, a condition to travel in Lincoln, unless your age or medical condition exempts you.

More: wearing a face covering on the bus

Steps to take when on the bus

  • Face away from other people if the bus station in Lincoln is busy.
  • Be careful not to touch your face and be wary of the surfaces you touch.
  • Wait for passengers to get off the bus before you board.
  • Be prepared for longer queues at the bus station or when waiting for a bus.
  • Wait for the next service if you cannot safely keep your distance on the bus.
  • Respect other people’s social distance when on the bus.
  • Do not eat food or drink while on the bus.
  • If you need help from a member of staff, keep your distance.
  • Social distancing applies to children too, ensure your children keep a 2 meter distance from others at all times either at the Lincoln bus station or whilst on the bus.

Bus operators are taking measures

Bus operators are enhancing their cleaning regimes on the buses in Lincoln. Stagecoach have said that in response to the developing situation they have put in place “more regular cleaning of the main customer touch-points such as hand poles and grab rails”.

Stagecoach have said that they have issued each frontline staff member with their own personal hand sanitizer gel. Stagecoach are not currently dispensing hand sanitizer gel to bus passengers in Lincoln.

Brylaine have issued their drivers with gloves and hand sanitizer and each bus undergoes “extensive cleaning and hygiene regimes”.

Government brand campaign to protect reminding us to wash our hands, cover our face, make space.