Auckland Transport and its operators are making changes to the way buses operate because of COVID-19. From Tuesday 24 March passengers will be required to use the rear door to get on and off the bus.
At this stage none of the confirmed or suspected cases of COVID- 19 in New Zealand have been linked to the use of public transport. However this is a sensible precautionary measure to help limit the spread of infection and ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible by minimising the physical contact between customers and bus drivers.
Auckland Transport has previously stepped up cleaning on buses and trains we operate and had also installed hand sanitiser stations at key locations.
Auckland Transport continues to support Government advice and:
This is a stressful time for us all. We also ask that people be tolerant and patient of everyone else who is in the same situation until this global issue can be brought under control.
Auckland Transport continues to work closely with and take advice from the government and the Ministry of Health regarding COVID-19 safety precautions.
Remember that the best place to find the latest information about the COVID-19 situation in New Zealand is on the Government’s special COVID-19 website.
Auckland Transport’s COVID-19 page is AT.govt.nz/COVID-19.