Did you know that over 1,200 buses plying through Brisbane’s roads are sanitised everyday as part of coronavirus precautions set in place by Council?
Brisbane City Council has been amping up its COVID-19 safety precautions for its bus fleet. Clayfield residents habitually take the 306 to go around town.
Mr Schrinner said that the sterilisations take place at night at the bus depots. The Lord Mayor admits that this is a huge undertaking even under normal circumstances and the present public health situation warrants extra precautions.
“It’s important for the community to have confidence in public transport,” he said.
Services of public transports will continue as normal despite the outbreak. Earlier, Mr Schrinner had pushed for commuters to use Go Cards for bus fare payments and stop cash fares to protect the health and safety of the drivers.
The Lord Mayor said that lessening cash handling will reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. At present, passengers are not allowed to use the door nearest the driver when boarding.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey said that bus operators must provide their staff with hand sanitisers and any necessary safety paraphernalia such as gloves. Mr Bailey also said that transport operations may change depending on directives from health advisers.
Locals are urged to check Brisbane City Council’s Coronavirus: Council Updates and Impacts page regularly for any changes.
For COVID-19 information, check the Department of Health’s official page or call the 24-hour hotline 1800 020 080.