The island’s bus service resumes with a temporary reduced COVID-19 schedule on Monday and limited passenger capacity.

Seating will be limited to a maximum of 17 passengers with no standing and all passengers must wear a face mask and maintain a minimum of three feet distancing when seated.

The Department of Public Transportation (DPT) will monitor the demand and provide additional buses where possible.

Passengers with March passes may continue to use them until May 31. April and May passes may be returned and exchanged for June, July or August passes only.

All exchanges must be made at the Central Bus Terminal on Washington Street by the June 21. Physical distancing and hygiene requirements must be observed.

Rules include:

• Do not board a bus if you are unwell or displaying flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough or sneezing

• Reduce conversations with bus operators; if you must converse do so at the door

• Passengers without face masks will not be permitted to ride

• Customers must sanitise their hands on entry

• Adhere to physical distancing signage when choosing your seat

• Healthcare workers must not wear their medical uniform on the bus

A DPT said: “Remember, travel only for essential purposes and never if you have cold or flu-like symptoms: fever, sneezing or coughing.

“Now is not the time for the leisurely bus or ferry rides so stay at home as much as possible.”

The schedule is available on the Department of Public Transportation’s website.