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Coronavirus: Regina resumes collecting transit fares, passenger limit set at 15

As of Thursday, the City of Regina will resume collecting bus fares.
As of Thursday, the City of Regina will resume collecting bus fares. Sean Lerat-Stetner / Global News

The City of Regina will resume collecting bus fares after previously suspending collection to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

On Thursday, Regina Transit began collecting fares while other measures remain in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Passengers will continue to board at the front of the bus. Safety barriers have been installed to allow for “safe interaction between passengers and bus operators,” the city said in a press release.

Buses will continue to operate on a reduced schedule, operating on the Saturday schedule on Monday through Friday.

Buses will operate on the Sunday schedule for weekends and holidays.

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The city said it has enhanced its cleaning protocols. Additionally, the passenger limit has been set at 15 people per bus.

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Customers who previously had passes while fares were waived may qualify for an extension, the city said. People are encouraged to contact RIDELine at 306-777-7433 for more information on the program.

Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory on TTC
Coronavirus: Face masks or coverings now mandatory on TTC

Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.

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To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus.

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