BC Transit Coronavirus COVID-19 Information
What are you doing?
BC Transit is following the lead of health officials when it comes to our response to COVID-19. We want to remind everyone that we need to work together, and that we need your help to keep the system safe and clean for yourself and those around you.
We have implemented enhanced cleaning measures for our fleet of buses across the province. This enhanced cleaning includes:
- Daily cleaning
- Enhanced disinfecting cleaning for high touch areas including stanchions, hand straps, stop buttons, doors, and seat tops
- Detailed cleaning as required for each bus
BC Transit is closely monitoring the situation and we remain in contact with regional health authorities and other transit agencies in order to determine best practices and ensure our response is appropriate.
How can I help?
We advise everyone to follow the guidelines set out by the Canadian Public Health Agency:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand. Dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands especially after coming in contact with commonly touched surfaces like handrails, vending machines and poles.
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
- Stand behind the red line to give your driver space
- Be courteous to your fellow riders
- Move around the bus to an open space if available
- Avoid touching your face
- Practice proper hand hygiene, cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm, and
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell
- On-road support during their shift and access to a manager.
- Enhanced cleaning measures on our buses and in our facilities
- Drivers are advised to stay home they are feeling unwell
- Increasing communication with customers on how to practice social distancing with drivers
temporarily closing or supporting work from home, and other factors – we are seeing lower ridership numbers than what we would typically see this time of year. We are continuing to provide transportation services customers can rely on as we recognize people still need to get to work, including hospitals, or other activities such as grocery shopping. Again, we would ask that people please stay home if they are sick, practice proper hand hygiene, and sneeze and cough into their elbow.
How to board:
- Enter and exit the bus using the rear doors
- Front doors will be used only for accessible boarding
- Board the bus and find an open space
- Fares and passes are not required
- Use extra caution when boarding the bus
- For health related questions, please contact 8-1-1 or visit bccdc.ca.
- For non-health related questions, please contact 1-888-COVID19 or visit BCCDC.ca
- For more information about transit services, please call your local transit office or visit
For more information on COVID-19, please see any of the following pages:
[BC Centre for Disease Control - Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)|http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)]