Private Bus Operators COVID-19 Update

Private bus operators, including inter-regional and charter bus services


Long distance bus travel such as inter-regional bus services or charter buses (which includes buses hired for group travel and tour buses) are not currently restricted under the COVID-19 Public Health Orders. However, bus companies need to provide a safe environment for their customers and staff.

COVID Safe recommendations for passengers and bus operators
  1. Use physical distancing when travelling and seated on services
  2. Anyone that is unwell or has COVID-19 symptoms should not travel
  3. Take extra care around vulnerable people
  4. Practise good hygiene.
Bus operators should also
  1. Provide hand sanitiser
  2. Clean surfaces thoroughly particularly all high contact areas such as doors, handles and toilets
  3. Maintain a record of customers and their seating allocation using a QR app or similar measure
  4. Have signage on board services to remind everyone of their responsibility to keep each other safe
  5. Encourage passengers, drivers and staff to wear a face mask, particularly if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Bus companies like other businesses should have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that addresses how they will protect their staff and customers.

Information Source – NSW Gov

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27 August 2020


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