Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

20 March 2020

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Public transport continuing

The health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is our number one priority as we face the challenge of coronavirus, and we will continue to manage the risk of the virus based on the best and latest evidence and medical advice.

We’re working hard to keep Tasmanians informed, safe and supported and we will continue to put the health and safety of the community first as we work to support businesses, jobs, families and the community through these challenging times.

Public transport is very important to the functioning of our community and economy.

The Australian Government has made it clear that public transport is not affected by the advice against holding large gatherings.

In Tasmania, State Growth is actively planning contingency measures based on the advice provided by health authorities.

Advice on school bus cleaning has been circulated to all contracted school bus operators in the state with new requirements for more regular cleaning of bus interiors.

Metro Tasmania has also implemented an enhanced cleaning regime of its bus fleet by its contractor, with hospital grade disinfectant in use and particular attention paid to frequently-touched surfaces.

Metro has provided further advice on its Facebook page:

The Metro hotline is available to assist with any passenger queries on 13 22 01, from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

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