Limited bus service resumed on the island yesterday [May 20], with social distancing measures and requirements put in place at the Central Terminal and on-board buses in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
A Government spokesperson previously said, “With immediate effect, all public bus transportation customers must adhere to the following instructions when boarding and/or disembarking at the Central Terminal.
“Passengers waiting for departing buses will line up on the Church Street sidewalk for Routes 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 and the Victoria Street sidewalk for Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
“Passengers are asked to maintain physical distancing at all times when waiting in line and they must wear a mask. Signage and ground paint has been applied to indicate the requirement for physical distancing in each passenger line, at each departure bay and the cashier’s kiosk.
“Security guards will be stationed at the Church Street and Victoria Street terminal entrances. Access will not be permitted from the opposite side of Washington Street. When departing buses are ready to board, security guards will announce the departure and by a show of hands identify passengers wishing to travel on that route. Passengers will then be directed to the correct bay while maintaining social distancing.
“Please note that passenger capacity on buses has been reduced to allow for physical distancing. The number of passengers directed to the departure bay will strictly match the capacity of the bus operating that route.
“Arriving passengers at the terminal must follow the signage and designated exit paths and immediately exit the terminal. Transferring passengers must join the line on either Church or Victoria Street.”
“Those wishing to access the bus fare/cashiers kiosk should advise security.”