COVID-19: Public transport

Horizons Regional Council has advised that bus services will continue to run as per normal timetables, however with physical distancing in place, which will mean limited capacity. 

Face masks are mandatory for all passengers aged 12 years and over, as per Ministry of Health and government guidelines. 

Please self-manage physical distancing on the buses by sitting one seat apart and remaining 2 metre away from others while waiting at stops. Due to the need to create more physical space on services, please travel outside peak hours if possible.  

Fares will remain in place during Alert Level 2. Cash will be accepted but it is recommended that passengers use a registered Bee Card as this will assist with contact tracing. There will also be posters going up on buses with a QR code available for contact tracing. 

If you are sick, please do not travel on public transport.  

Please visit the Horizons Regional Council bus notices page for updates.