PTSC implements covid19 measures

New PTSC buses at Independence Square in Port of Spain. - SUREASH CHOLAI
New PTSC buses at Independence Square in Port of Spain. - SUREASH CHOLAI

The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) has implemented measures at all its terminals, buses and offices aimed at ensuring the safety of staff and passengers.

As part of the corporation's preventative measures against covid19, it said it had provided hand-sanitiser dispensers at all terminals. In a release on Monday, the PTSC said there will also be adequate supplies of soap in all washroom facilities. Hand-washing stations have been installed at the Port of Spain, San Fernando, Sangre Grande, Chaguanas and Arima depots.

Drivers and customer service representatives have been given gloves, and passengers will now be asked to sit at least two rows behind drivers.

Passengers who show flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to board buses.

Personal protective equipment has been distributed to the bus-sanitising crews of the Engineering Department and they have been trained in sanitising buses. All buses will be sanitised before and after every trip and buses will run without a/c to reduce the spread of the virus.

All tour and charter services have been suspended until further notice.

The PTSC also said it wanted to discourage high-risk groups – the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions – from "non-essential commuting.”

It said more action will be taken as the situation develops.

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