COVID-19 - Protecting public transport customers

When: From Monday 16 March 2020

The safety of passengers and staff remains the highest priority in the face of community concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cleaning schedules have been increased across all public transport modes and disinfectant products recommended under national health guidelines are being used.

In addition to standard cleaning, extra crews are being used across the network with particular focus being given to hard surfaces such as hand rails, validators and push buttons.

All public transport customers and the wider South Australian community are advised to be alert to the threat of COVID-19 and adhere to health advice. If you are feeling ill with flu-like symptoms, please avoid travel on public transport.

Wash. Cover. Avoid.

The best protection against infection is hygiene:

  • WASH your hands with soap and use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • COVER your coughs and sneezes, and dispose of tissues. If no tissue is available, cough into the crook of your arm.
  • AVOID public transport and direct contact with others if you’re feeling unwell.

Public transport operations

Due to the widespread closure of entertainment premises and restrictions on gatherings in public places, there has been a significant drop in public transport patronage. Due to this, Adelaide Metro has reduced selected services to align with passenger demand and public safety.

The South Australian Public Transport Authority (SAPTA) will act on advice from authorities to change schedules if required. SAPTA is in regular contact with national transport bodies to ensure a consistent approach is taken.

Follow @AdelaideMetroSA on Twitter for updates, check the Adelaide Metro website, or contact the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108.

Further information on COVID-19

For federal and national information about COVID-19 visit www.health.gov.au
For state and local information about COVID-19 visit www.health.sa.gov.au or click the below image.