TransLink says that services across its transportation system are currently nearing the same levels as before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there's a few things to keep in mind before you jump on the next city bus.
For one, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry still emphasizes the need for "less faces, more spaces." As such, the rules of physical distancing still apply when possible on buses, the SkyTrain, the Canada Line, the West Coast Express, and the SeaBus.
Public health officials have stated that face coverings are recommended in situations when physical distancing is not always possible, and TransLink advises customers to wear them when using transit.
TransLink Spokesperson Dan Mountain tells Vancouver Is Awesome in an email that the the transportation agency expects SkyTrain service to return to pre-COVID-19 levels next week. With this in mind, he says that customers are being asked to use transit outside of peak hours where possible and to follow the advice of health officials.
On Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated that, “Every day, we can and must do our part to hold the line on COVID-19. Every day, pause and think about how you’re going to keep yourself and those around you safe.
“If you are using transit, or going into a smaller store, consider using a cloth face mask to protect others. Simple things can make a big difference."
For more information on peak transit times, visit HERE.