Guelph Transit has implemented new changes in the wake of COVID-19 social distancing efforts that include limiting the number of people that can be on one bus.
Beginning Thursday, March 26, there will be a maximum of 10 people on the bus at one time.
Other changes include blocking off select seats so customers can practice physical distancing while riding the bus and asking customers to only ride the bus for essential travel (work, medical appointments and grocery shopping).
The City of Guelph announced the changes Thursday morning.
The changes are in addition to those announced earlier this month that included cancelling late night bus service and university express routes, free transit service until April 30, asking customers to board and exit the bus using the rear doors and operating on a Saturday schedule (every 30 minutes) Monday to Saturday, until further notice. No impacts to Sunday service/frequency.
“We know service interruptions are disruptive and inconvenient, but we think it’s the best way to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect our the health and safety of our customers and employees,” said Robin Gerus, Guelph Transit’s general manager, in a news release.