New instructions for bus traffic in Cyprus come into force

Detailed new instructions that take effect tomorrow

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Additional instructions for measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in the use of buses was issued by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Giannis Karousos based on paragraph 2.6 (p) of the Infectious Diseases COVID-19) Decree (No. 55) of 2020.

According to a statement, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, pursuant to paragraph 2.6 (p) of the Infectious Diseases (Definition of Measures to Prevent the Spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19) Decree (No. 55) of 2020, issued additional guidelines from those issued on 30/11/2020.

The additional instructions take effect from 06:00 a.m. of Saturday, 05/12/2020 are:

-Where in a bus there is no driver's cab and protective film separating it from the entrance of passengers, the seats behind the driver as well as the first seat on the left (guide seat - where there is one) must remain empty.

- All necessary measures are taken in order to avoid overcrowding during boarding and disembarking.
-At the entrance of each bus there must be a liquid hand antiseptic, for use by all passengers.

-Buses must be cleaned and disinfected frequently, definitely before the start of the service and during the day. Cleaning / disinfection should be done at least every four routes and, where possible, cleaning / disinfection should be done at the end of each route. Cleaning / disinfection should be done with special care on the surfaces that are often touched, such as handles, handles, metal surfaces, safety belts, rails, etc., using disinfectants and materials recommended by the Ministry of Health.

-At each bus stop, at the end of each route and at each break, the bus doors remain open as well as the windows and skylights if any.

-Buses used to transport students must, in addition to the general guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting the buses mentioned above, be disinfected before and after transporting students.

Recommended as students, sit daily in a predetermined position where possible.

-It is also recommended that students who belong to the same department or are brothers sit in adjacent positions.

-Buses do not use air conditioning systems with air recycling and use windows and skylights (open) where they exist.

-The use of a face mask by employees (drivers, inspectors, supervisors, etc.) and passengers on all buses, regardless of age, is mandatory.

Source: KYPE