Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Updates

As the COVID-19 situation evolves Bay Islands Car Share is taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and health of all our members. Fortunately, our car share system is well adapted to social distancing practices. Unlike busses, taxis, Uber or chauffeured community transport, car share requires no human-to-human contact:

 

  • Bookings are made online.

  • Key retrieval is via lockbox.

  • No human contact is required for vehicle use.

  • Less shared surface contact. Our cars average one trip or less per day compared to hundreds.  

  • All vehicles contain well-equipped cleaning and disinfecting supplies.

The safety and well being of everyone who uses Bay Islands Car Share is always our priority. These are the steps we are taking:

  • Increasing the frequency of cleaning in all of our vehicles.

  • Regularly sanitising high touch areas such as keys and steering wheels.

  • Equipping all vehicles with disinfecting supplies for member use.

  • Continuing to provide a social distancing transport option.

The steps you can take:

  • Spray and wipe all surfaces before and after you travel with the cleaning products provided.

  • Avoiding non-essential travel.

  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it regularly.

  • Take your sanitizer (and tissues) with you when leaving the car.

  • Avoid using car share if presenting flu-like symptoms.

For some islanders, car share may be their only mainland transport option that complies with social distancing guidelines. We feel it is our duty of care to remain open and continue to offer a low-risk option for essential travel for as long as it is responsible to do so. As such, we will be offering free trial memberships to venerable island residents until the situation stabilises. If you are aware of any community members who may benefit from an alternative to the public bus network, please extend this offer to them. The Bay Islands have a strong sense of community, let’s keep looking out for each other.

 

- Bay Islands Car Share team

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