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.

Stagecoach
Stagecoach are operating all services as normal however to limit the number of people on their buses for social distancing, please be prepared to wait for the nexr bus if you see the "BUS FULL" sign.
PC Coaches
PC Coaches are operating all services as normal. Check with this bus operator before you travel.
CallConnect
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.


Protecting yourself and other bus passengers

If you have a one or more symptoms of coronavirus then you should stop taking the bus and isolate at home under the current government guidelines.

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 protects other bus passengers if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms.

Wearing a face covering on a bus in Lincoln is 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 bus if you cannot safely keep your distance on the bus.
  • Wait for the next bus if a bus is showing "BUS FULL" sign.
  • 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 reminding us to only meet friends outdoors and to keep it to 6 people or less.