COVID - 19: We take infection and control seriously

INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES CORONAVIRUS

We transport passengers and groups  according to the guidelines from the authorities and the customer’s needs and requirements.

The government has introduced national measures that we encourage everyone to follow.

Our employees follow the authorities’ recommendations by keeping a good distance from others – wash your hands carefully and often, avoid contact with the sick and stay at home in case of illness. Our procedures and instructions have been prepared in connection with the outbreak of the Corona virus and following demands and advice from NIPH and the authorities. We continuously follow up measures and make changes following recommendations from the authorities in connection with this virus outbreak. Our buses are equipped with information material and dispense with Antibac and disposable gloves. Our drivers receive training in infection control. We inform our drivers on an ongoing basis about routines and procedures

We have our own procedures for cleaning and desinfection of the bus.

We always have Antibac and surface disinfection available in our buses. In addition to regular bus washing, Antibac and disinfectant must also be used on contact surfaces, such as:

  1. The dashboard.
  2. Armrests on all chairs.
  3. Handles that passengers wear at the entrance to the bus.
  4. Seat belts.
  5. Ticketing equipment.
  6. Tablets.
  7. Headrests

We have our own adaptations in connection with coronavirus

  • Buses can, if the authorities stipulate it, or the customer so wishes, have fewer passengers or seats than normal capacity.
  • Front door is normally blocked for boarding and alighting.
  • Passengers must use the entrance at the back of the bus.
  • The first row should be without passengers.
  • There must be Antibac and disposable gloves available for passengers.
  • It must be posted with the advice of the health authorities in all buses.
  • Passengers can sit on every other seat, if the customer so wishes.
  • Cash payments are not accepted.
  • For those who do not operate a ticket machine, the driver gets off the bus while the passengers get in and sit down. 
  • If the driver or passengers have any people in the immediate circle of friends who socialize and who expose them to risk, it must be reported to the management of the company. Drivers are in these cases taken off assignments.
  • Drivers must follow the new procedures for cleaning the inside of the bus.
  • We emphasize the importance of keeping the bus and all surfaces that customers easily come in contact with clean. It is cleaned with clean water and soap, where possible.
  • Washing and disinfection take place as often as the driver can.
  • Toilets are kept closed.
  • Our guests are informed about measures we take and what they themselves can do to prevent infection.
  • We ask our guests to keep their distance from the driver.
  • We encourage our drivers and guests to wash their hands often.
  • If there is a suspicion of infection among the passengers on the bus, the person in question must, if possible, be isolated from other passengers and put on a face mask. Contact the local coronation center or emergency room (Tel. 116117). Advice from these is followed. The bus ring and the passengers’ company are notified.

WE FOLLOW ADVICE FROM FHI (Norways healt authorities):

Good cough habits and good hand hygiene reduce infection in all respiratory infections, including infection with new coronavirus. The advice below is good advice for preventing infection, regardless of whether you are ill or healthy.

 WASHBASIN

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water, especially after coughing / sneezing, after using the toilet, before preparing food, before meals and otherwise with visibly dirty hands. It is recommended to wash your hands when coming home after being out among people.
  • Hand disinfectant / rubbing alcohol works against the coronavirus and is a good alternative if hand washing is not possible, but remember that if the hands are visibly dirty or wet, this has a reduced effect. Then your hands should be cleaned with soap and water.

 

COUG HABITS:

  • Avoid coughing or sneezing directly on others.
  • Strive to cough / sneeze in a paper towel (which is thrown away afterwards), or in the elbow hook if you do not have a paper towel available. preventive advice
  • As a general advice for all infections, sick people should stay at home and not come to work / place of study / school / kindergarten.
  • Limit handshaking, kissing and squeezing – this can reduce the transmission of infection.
  • Keep at least one meter away from both healthy people and those who cough or sneeze, whenever possible.
  • Avoid touching your face as far as possible – viruses can be transmitted from the hands to the mouth and the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose.

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