Coronavirus (COVID-19) response – updated 17/2/21
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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 Aust and Vic Govt. and closely monitoring any changes.
Public route services are running to a normal timetable. This includes Public Myki school buses which are an important part of the functioning of schools and the broader transport network.
All School bus services are running as normal from Thursday 18th of February.
Passengers are responsible for maintaining a social distance of 1.5m where possible onboard and at stops. You are required to wear a face covering. Social distancing is in place within all our depots.
The front row of seating has been reserved in order to enable social distancing with the driver. Drivers are not required to ‘police’ social distancing or the wearing of face coverings.
Cleaning & Sanitising
We have increased the cleaning and sanitising in buses and depots each day, and have advised our drivers to practice good hand and cough sanitation – washing hands or using sanitiser at regular intervals throughout their shift.
Passengers should carry hand sanitiser and follow good cough, sneeze and hand sanitation practices.
Cash and Ticketing on Buses
Public Transport Victoria have directed bus operators to cease handling cash.
Passengers are reminded that they must still have a valid ticket or myki when travelling, and should access off-bus myki top up options wherever possible. Registering your myki online and using auto top-up are some of the ways to do this.
Food is not to be consumed on the bus
Additional Measures to Enhance Safety
- Drivers and customers are not to report to work or board the bus if they are experiencing symptoms.
- We are encouraging all customers to take steps to minimise the risk of coronavirus with the posters onboard buses shown below.
- Drivers and customers are encouraged to download the Government’s COVID Safe App.
Wishing you all stay well
The following posters are onboard our buses to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19