Compulsory facial coverings,
from Monday 31 August 2020
Face coverings should also be worn by most people on public transport and aircraft. That includes trains, buses, and ferries. It also includes the drivers of small passenger vehicles such as taxis, Uber and Zoomy.
They don’t need to be worn:
- by people with a disability or physical or mental health condition that makes covering their face difficult.
- by children under 12
- on school buses
- by passengers of small passenger vehicles, such as taxis, Uber, and Zoomy
- on charter or group tours
- on interisland ferries
- on private flights
- by private contractors of air services such as top-dressers
- in circumstances such as in an emergency or when people need to prove their identity or communicate with someone who is deaf.
If one of these reasons applies to you, you do not need to show a medical certificate or other documentation to prove why you are not wearing a face covering.
You will not be stopped from travelling on public transport.
It’s important to remember that some people will have legitimate reasons, such as a health issue, for not wearing a face covering.
We know the vast majority of people who are able to wear a face covering will help stop the spread and wear one when they need to.
If people are deliberately breaking the rules by not wearing a face covering on public transport without a legitimate reason, they can face a $300 infringement, or a court-imposed fine of up to $1,000.
- Stay safe, practice good hygiene and stay home if you are unwell.
- Buses are currently operating to their normal timetables.
- Physical distancing on buses will return.
Please bear with us as we organise on-board signage – in the meantime, please sit in every second row unless you know the person seated next to you.
- Contact tracing will be recorded on the bus.
- Normal fares still apply
- Hand sanitiser is available – to both drivers and passengers
- Use of face masks is advised
- Enhanced cleaning measures for buses. Daily disinfection with bleach to all touch points including bell pushers, poles, seat back handles etc, in addition to all other normal cleaning processes
Contact tracing - QR Codes on all public transport
All public transport services and small passenger services such as taxis will be required to display QR codes by 11.59pm on Thursday 3 September.
Download the Contact Tracing App
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Your SuperGold Card is accepted on the Urban Connector!
You can use your SuperGold Card on the Urban Connector between the times of 9am and 3pm*.
*Free SuperGold Card travel is for boardings between 9am and 3pm only. A Supergold card (including Supergold Veterans card) held by the person named on the card must be presented to the driver for every trip to qualify for the free fare
The Tokoroa Circuit offers a circuit route around Tokoroa township which departs from the Tokoroa (Bus Stop 1 on O'Sullivan Drive) six times a day Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) at 9am, 10am,11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm. Tokoroa: Timetable, Bus Stops and Fares
Please note: during the Tokoroa CDB development Bus stop 1 will be relocated and combined with Bus Stop 28 on O'Sullivan Drive. Click here for more information..
The Urban Connector makes two return trips each week day from Tokoroa to Tīrau, stopping in Putāruru and Lichfield on its way. District: Timetable, Bus Stops and Fares