TRANSIT CHANGES KEEP METRO VANCOUVER MOVING SAFELY IN PHASE 2
This week marked a key transition in BC’s response to COVID-19. We are now in Phase 2, which means people are returning to the workplace, to school and generally to places that matter to them as our region reopens.
To support the expected increase in transit users over the coming weeks, TransLink has released new and enhanced measures to make transit safer and available for those who need it. The Safe Operating Action Plan outlines actions TransLink is making as well as actions transit users can take to help themselves and fellow passengers.
In the weeks ahead, you will start to notice changes at transit stations and on vehicles designed to improve sanitization, create physical space where possible and enhance your safety, including:
- Increased cleaning and sanitizing, including cleaning ‘pit crews’ at high traffic stations
- Managing the number of people through fare gates and on SkyTrains
- Restoring service and adding more capacity including routes that were previously reduced
TransLink is also asking transit users to:
- Stay at home if you are sick
- Wear a non-medical mask or face covering while waiting or on-board public transit
- Travel outside peak times (e.g., between 5:30 and 8 a.m. weekday mornings) whenever possible
Safety on transit will take everyone working together.
For more information on how to safely take transit and for details of TransLink’s Safe Operating Action Plan, visit TransLink’s website.
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.