Coronavirus (COVID-19) response 20th March 2020

McHarry’s Buslines is taking all appropriate steps in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure our practices maximise the safety of our employees and customers on board our buses. We are acting on all relevant advice from the Australian and Victorian government, and closely monitoring any changes.

The Australian Government has stated that public transport is an essential service and at this point in time all of our services are operating under normal timetables.

We have increased the cleaning and disinfecting in buses and depots each day, and have advised our drivers to wash their hands or use sanitiser at regular intervals throughout their shift.

All staff are provided the latest updates to ensure they’re well informed, and the front row of seating has been reserved in order to enable social distancing with the driver.

We are encouraging all customers to take steps to minimise the risk of coronavirus with posters onboard buses.

Cash on Buses

Public Transport Victoria have directed bus operators to cease handling cash during the current pandemic.
Passengers are reminded that they are still required to have a valid ticket when travelling, and should access off-bus top up options wherever possible. Registering your myki online and using auto top-up are some of the ways to do this.

School Buses

Due to the Victorian Government’s announcement that schools will close for Term 1 at the end of Monday 23/3/2020, no school services will operate from Tuesday 24/3/2020 to Friday 27/3/2020 inclusive. 

Please see the following official information from the Australian Government in relation to public transport:

Wishing you all stay well

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for drivers and passengers using public transport