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PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON TRANSPORT KEY TO A SAFE PATHWAY BACK TO WORK

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The NSW Government has today released its plan to provide a COVID-safe transport network. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said as restrictions are eased and people travel more, we need to ensure physical distancing is maintained across our public transport network. “As we ease restrictions, we will see more activity and more people returning to work, school … Continue reading “PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON TRANSPORT KEY TO A SAFE PATHWAY BACK TO WORK”

The NSW Government has today released its plan to provide a COVID-safe transport network.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said as restrictions are eased and people travel more, we need to ensure physical distancing is maintained across our public transport network.

“As we ease restrictions, we will see more activity and more people returning to work, school and university,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Our number one priority remains keeping commuters safe so we are ensuring there are plenty of safe and efficient options to get people moving throughout our State during the pandemic.”

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said for the foreseeable future, the public transport system could not run as usual, and the current low patronage levels were already close to the safe capacity in the peak.

“Everyone will need to maintain physical distancing during this pandemic,” Mr Constance said.

“That means if you are not already using public transport during the peak times, please do not use public transport during peak periods.”

The NSW Government’s COVIDSafe Transport Plan includes:

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Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said cleaning continues to be ramped up, with an extra 132,000 hours of cleaning since March.

“The network has never been cleaner, however to maintain physical distancing you will continue to see fewer people on our network and we want people to continue to drive, cycle and walk whenever they can,” Mr Constance said.

“We will be monitoring patronage and have staff at key locations across the metropolitan area to assist customers.”

Ms Berejiklian said it is important the community continues to come together to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Our frontline transport staff have been doing an amazing job during this unprecedented time and I urge you to keep giving them your respect and understanding,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Be prepared your trip will look different and please consider all options available before you start your journey.”

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/05/18/physical-distancing-on-transport-key-to-a-safe-pathway-back-to-work/

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