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COVID-19 seven day lockdown in the ACT

The ACT Government has announced that a COVID-19 seven-day lockdown is in effect in the ACT, from 5pm THURSDAY 12 AUGUST 2021.

Bus and light rail services will continue to run to the regular timetable and frequency at this time.

We ask that people use public transport for essential purposes only. Please do not travel if you are unwell.

CMET’s highest priority is the safety of our customers and our workforce.


COVID Safe requirements for public transport use

Increased cleaning is being carried out each day across the network. Hard surfaces across bus interchanges and light rail stops are cleaned daily and buses and light rail vehicles twice daily – this includes all internal surfaces such as MyWay readers, poles, stop buttons and seats.

To help keep everyone safe when travelling on public transport please ensure you do the following:


Use the check In CBR app on buses and light rail

You must check in on every vehicle you travel on, regardless of whether you connect services.

You are not required to check in at public transport stops or stations.

QR codes are available throughout the cabins of buses and light rail vehicles, making it easy for people to access. This will also help avoid queuing at vehicle doors. Customers can check in once they are seated.

Customers should continue to tap on and off using MyWay and follow all COVID safe travel measures in place.

Registering your MyWay card remains important and will also supplement contact tracing efforts if a COVID case is identified as travelling on services.

If you do not have a phone and cannot check in or are having trouble using the App, you are still able to travel with us. It is really important that you have a registered MyWay card.


Wear a face mask

The use of face masks is mandatory board buses and light rail is now mandatory for people 13 years and over.


Practice good hygiene

Practice good hygiene when travelling on public transport and please DO NOT use public transport if you are feeling unwell. This means:

  • washing your hands regularly for 20 to 30 seconds
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or coughing into your elbow
  • hand sanitiser is a convenient choice and can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others
  • hand sanitiser does not replace washing your hands after using the bathroom.

For more on protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, see protecting yourself.


Spread out on board and at stops and stations

Help us with physical distancing on and around the network.

  • Where possible please maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others at stops and stations.
  • Spread out on board and leave at least one seat between you and other passengers when you can.


Automatic opening of light rail vehicle doors

Light rail doors are now automatically opening to remove the need for passengers to press the ‘open door’ buttons.


Stay up-to-date at COVID19.act.gov.au


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