How to prevent coronavirus in a Bus
We inform all of our users that, from March 16, 2020 and an indefinite date, a yellow alert has been implemented throughout the country in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include rigorous hygiene habits and an avoid of crowded places. In the specific case of traveling by bus, it is recommended to suspend this activity since these are places where a large number of people congregate, both in vehicles and in the land terminals of each of the cities and municipalities of Colombia.
In extreme cases, where traveling is mandatory, a series of restrictions must be made in order to preserve the health of both the traveler and the rest of the people who are in each of the buses and in the terminals. This series of standards include:
- Regular hand washing for more than 20 seconds, especially before getting on a bus and after getting off a bus.
- Do not greet with a kiss, hug or any other type of physical contact, neither to the people traveling with you nor to any other passenger.
- Use an antibacterial when you are inside the bus, although this does not replace hand washing.
- Avoid, if possible, any type of contact with elements of the bus other than the seat, such as tubes, windows and even monitors.
- When coughing and/or sneezing, the mouth must be completely covered with the elbow to avoid any type of spread.
- The use of disposable gloves and face masks is recommended during travel to prevent further contagion.
- The staff who work in the terminals and bus operators must also abide by these rules and make sure to keep each of the spaces where users pass, such as buses, toilets, ticket offices, corridors and waiting rooms, among others, clean and disinfected.
All these measures are to be implemented when a trip is strictly necessary and cannot be postponed, otherwise it is better to stay home for a few days or weeks and respect the quarantine time.