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Young Scots Cards-Free Bus Travel to/from school applications 10th Jan…

6.1.22

Dear Parent/Carer

From 31 January, 5–21 year olds living in Scotland will be eligible for free bus travel across Scotland with a valid National Entitlement Card. You can apply from 10 January 2022. However, in light of high levels of COVID-19 transmission, the Scottish Government is asking that you only apply for the scheme at this point if it is essential* that you, or your child, travel while restrictions are in place. All other eligible applicants will be proactively encouraged to apply at a later date.

*There is no prescribed list of what constitutes essential travel – it will differ for different children, young people and families. But it might include travel for education, training, work, care or health reasons.

Even if your child already has a National Entitlement Card or Young Scot National Entitlement Card, they must apply for a new or replacement card to travel by bus for free.

You can visit the Transport Scotland website to find out how to apply and more.
• How to apply for a card for your child: HERE
• How to request a replacement card with free bus travel: HERE

Staying Safe:
Please follow the latest Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance at all times.

Kind regards

Mrs Westacott