The Government has announced that the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) will no longer be in effect from 11.59pm, Monday 12 September 2022.
What does this mean for Public Transport?
- You will no longer be required to wear a face mask on public transport, in or around bus stations.
- You are no longer required to scan the QR code onboard.
Check before you travel
Some Tauranga Baybus bus services are operating on a reduced timetable, Rotorua and Eastern Bays bus services are currently operating as normal.
Short notice cancellations are possible due to staff shortages.
Although we’re working hard to update cancellations in our systems, there may be some occasions when these are last-minute and can’t be communicated in time. We recommend checking service updates on the Transit App: (transitapp.com) and Baybus Website: Baybus: Relax, Take a Bus in the Bay of Plenty before you travel.
Please click here for more information on the reduced services currently operating in Tauranga.
Continue to travel in a safe way
- Practice good hygiene habits
- This includes washing and drying your hands thoroughly with soap and water (or hand sanitiser if soap and water is not available).
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow and don’t touch your face
- Please do not travel if you have cold, flu, COVID-19 symptoms or have returned a positive COVID-19 test in the last 7 days
All public transport vehicles continue to be cleaned regularly.
More New Zealand COVID-19 information is available at the Unite Against COVID-19 website.
For more information, please call us on 0800 4 BAY BUS (0800 4 229 287) between 6am and 10pm Monday to Sunday.
On behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Transport Team and all of the hard-working bus drivers and cleaning staff, thank you for your patience and understanding.