Transit Operations

Hamilton Reopens - A roadmap to our new realityOutline of the enhanced health and safety controls that must be in place in each of these workplaces and summary of the protocols that will be in place in each environment going forward as a result of COVID-19.

COVID cleaning, spray bottle


 Ensure cleaning and disinfectant products are accessible.
 Train employees on the proper use of cleaning and disinfectant products
 Ensure high-touch areas like the steering wheel, vehicle controls, grab bars and other hard surfaces are cleaned regularly.
 Conduct deep cleaning of the fleet daily.
 Conduct regular vehicle “fogging” treatments with anti-microbial treatments (Aegis)

Physical Distancing

 Ensure employees can maintain a physical distance of two metres from others
 Discourage face-to-face interactions
 Provide protected space around the operator
 Restrict seating near the operator
 Restrict seating for customers
 Restrict the number of customers on board
 Encourage customers to use transit for essential trips only

Stop the Spread

 Encourage employees to practice good hand hygiene
 Provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer where soap/water is not available
 Educate employees about coughing or sneezing into their sleeves
 Stay home if you are sick


Health Screening

 Ensure all employees complete and pass the health self-screening (PDF version) before attending work
 Post signage for visitor health screening and direct them to contact Public Health Services for more information.


 Provide personal protective equipment where required – surgical masks and face shields are available for operators to use as directed. Encourage the public to follow face coverings bylaw.


 Provide employees with regular updates and information about the COVID-19 situation
 Share all relevant Standard Operating Procedures, schedules for cleaning and disinfecting, and other key information
 Post information about physical distancing, good hand hygiene and health screening
 Share updates from senior management regularly