The Australian Government has advised that restrictions on gatherings do not extend to public transport. However,passengers should practice physical distancing where reasonably practical. Bus drivers are not responsible for enforcing physical distancing measures on buses. Anyone feeling unwell should avoid using public transport. All passengers need to be responsible for practicing good hand hygiene, cough-etiquette and physical distancing where possible.
Australian public health advice is that masks are not required for passengers. The Department of State Growth continues to monitor this advice.
Friday 20th March 2020
Tassielink Transit is responding to the emerging novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak under the guidance of the Tasmanian Government (Department of Health), and is implementing a range of measures to mitigate the safety risk posed to passengers and staff. These measures aim to:
In order to prevent and prepare, Tassielink Transit have organised enhanced cleaning of all buses. Tassielink Transit constantly monitor COVID-19 advice, receiving regular industry updates and recommendations from the relevant departments and continue to review our practices to coincide with the latest advice.
We encourage everyone to practice good hygiene when travelling on public transport, and in keeping with the Tasmanian Government’s COVID-19 advice, Tassielink Transit reminds all passengers to please consider your need to travel if you are feeling unwell.
When travelling on passenger transport where possible please try to keep a distance from other passengers. If you need to cough or sneeze, please use a tissue, or a flexed elbow if a tissue is not readily available.
For more information on COVID-19 and how to prevent its spread, visit www.health.tas.gov.au/coronavirus.
The team at Tassielink Transit thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.