Travelling by bus in the time of COVID-19
In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, Greyhound and Citiliner would like to assure our passengers that we take our passenger’s health and safety very seriously.
While we have always implemented a strict deep cleaning process on our busses, we would like to assure our passengers that this also includes a strict sanitation of all surfaces on our coaches at the depots.
During this time, we urge our passengers to take necessary precautions to aid in preventative measures of contracting COVID-19 whilst travelling.
Should passengers wish to cancel or postpone travel due to COVID-19 then a travel voucher for the full value of the ticket will be issued with no penalties. However, if a passenger wishes to refund their ticket then our refund policy outlined in our T&C’s will apply.
So, how can you help fight the spread of COVID-19? Here are some of our tips as identified by the World Health Organisation.
Keep it clean!
It is important to keep your hands clean as they are always touching a variety of surfaces and you often then touch your face, eyes, nose and mouth which allows viruses to enter the body.
The best defence against contracting a virus is through exercising basic hygiene. Wash your hands and wash them well! During this outbreak, it is advisable to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap.
Sanitise, sanitise sanitise!
It is not always possible to wash your hands so what is the next best thing? Sanitiser! Yes, keep it clean with an alcohol-based sanitiser. Sanitiser is not only for your hands, keep the sanitiser on you wherever you go, spray it on surface areas you will be occupying and using. If you are battling to find sanitiser in the shops, here is an easy to make home solution:
- ¼ cup of Aloe Vera
- 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil or essential oil
- ½ cup of Ethanol (alcohol)
What’s behind the mask?
All washed and sanitised? What other preventative measures can you do to help protect yourself and others? Many are turning to protective gear such as facemasks and medical gloves.
Face masks can aid in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. So, if you are coughing or sneezing, it is advisable for you to wear a mask to catch the droplets as this is how the COVID-19 virus spreads. Masks can also be worn as a preventative measure in public areas, however, it is vital to make sure the masks are airtight.
If you are showing symptoms of the virus and were planning on travelling, it is advisable for you to seek medical attention and rather postpone travel arrangements. Help others by helping yourself!
For more information on the COVID-19 virus as well as protection measures, visit https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public