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Holder: Transport Authority sticking to protocols


Holder: Transport Authority sticking to protocols
All public service vehicles using the Constitution River Terminal will continue to be sanitised after each trip, according to the Transport Authority. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

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Management of the Transport Authority is working to maintain a safe environment for the administrative staff, Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators and commuters at the Constitution River Terminal, Nursery Drive, St Michael.

The Transport Authority announced late on Thursday that a member of its administrative staff had tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, the entire staff of the Authority has been tested for the viral illness.

Director Ruth Holder today told Nation News that since last March when Barbados recorded its first positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case, the transportation body had instituted protocols for staff and operators.

She said it was through these protocols that the positive case was detected.

Holder explained that the administrative staff member had a high temperature when checked. The employee received two additional temperature checks, which were also high. The worker immediately left the office and was tested, she said.

Holder said regular sanitisation is done in the terminal and the office used by administrative staff. She said the Transport Authority would continue to carry out necessary health and safety procedures.

“In order to safely serve its valued customers, arrangements have been made for the Constitution River Terminal to remain open,” the Authority said in the statement.

“All PSVs using the terminal will continue to be sanitised after each trip, as per usual.” (SB)