Face coverings mandatory on all BC Transit buses

Aug 24, 2021
Transit System: Global
GLOBAL – Following the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC, and in alignment with TransLink, BC Transit is requiring the use of face coverings in BC Transit communities across the province, effective Wednesday, August 25.
Our ongoing goal is to create a comfortable and safe environment for all customers and drivers. This includes the mandatory use of face coverings on buses and at bus stops, unless a customer meets the exemption criteria.
The remainder of BC Transit’s safety measures, reviewed by both the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafe BC, also remain in place to ensure a safe environment for our employees, customers and communities. These include:
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of buses and BC Transit facilities;
  • Protective barriers between drivers and customers, either in the form of full driver doors on conventional buses or vinyl panels for handyDART service;
  • Encouraging customers to stay home if they are sick;
  • Practicing proper hand hygiene including washing your hands and using hand sanitizer.
Customers may notice a delay in our signage changes as we update our messaging in our transit systems across the province. 
BC Transit would like to thank our customers that continue to support our COVID-19 policies, as we continue to focus on getting people where they need to go safely and efficiently.
For more information on BC Transit’s response to COVID-19 and our ongoing policies, go to: bctransit.com/covid19
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