GEORGE NEWS - A second Go George driver bus has tested positive for Covid-19.
This was confirmed by Go George this evening.
According to James Robb, Go George Manager, the driver’s last shift before getting sick was on Saturday 13 June, servicing Route 1A New Dawn Park-CBD from 15:00 until 20:00.
Go George safety measures
Drivers are compelled to always wear masks during a duty, according to the regulations of the Disaster Management Act. They sanitise their hands at every stop, once all passengers are on board and passengers have paid their fares.
At the depot, facilities are cleaned daily, and staff members are not allowed to gather in common areas such as kitchens.
The interior of the buses are sanitised with sanitiser before and after every duty.
To ensure good ventilation, all windows are opened when the buses leave the depot, weather permitting. Passengers are requested not to close windows.
“After scanning their Smart Cards or buying a ticket from the driver, passengers are supposed to sanitise their hands at the pump on their way into the bus. They should have nothing to fear from the driver’s health status if they have done this,” Robb said.
“This incident should once again encourage passengers to adhere to safety measures diligently and at all times. It is required of passengers to wear masks, keep social distance as far as possible, sanitise their hands when entering the bus and wash hands after travelling on a bus. We also encourage using the Go George Smart Card rather than cash to further limit contact and help curbing the spread.”
The Department of Health determines relevant contact tracing and fulfills that role. If anyone is concerned about their health, they should please call the COVID-19 hotline on 0800 029 999 for advice about the steps to take.
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