COVID-19 Safety Plan
The health and safety of our passengers, staff and community continue to be our top priority as we begin to restart services. As such, the return of our operations will not be a “return to normal”. Along with increased cleaning procedures, we have implemented several new health and safety policies that reflect those approved by WorkSafe BC, Transport Canada, and the Provincial Health Authorities. We will continue to move cautiously forward as we navigate through this difficult time, keeping all those who have been affected close at heart and with gratitude towards those who have been working tirelessly to help BC flatten the curve.
What you need to know
We will be offering our Gray Line Hop-on Hop-off tour again on Saturdays only.
Our new hours of operation will be as follows:
- Kiosk (located in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel): Saturdays ONLY starting Saturday, October 31st 2020 at 10am-3:30pm
- Limited access to phone and emails.
10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm infant of the Empress Hotel
Payment can be made via debit or credit cards and our machines are equipped with tap purchases to a max. of $250 dollars for Credit Cards and $100 for Debit. We are taking cash at this time, but encourage the use of touch-less payment methods. Tickets can also be purchased on our website at www.sightseeingvictoria.com . Vouchers from third party sellers (ie. TripAdvisor, Harbour Air, Clipper Vacations) will continue to be accepted at our kiosk.
All passengers are required to wear a face mask or covering for the full duration of the tour. As per WorkSafe BC and Transport Canada, for transportation of passengers in which all passengers are equipped with and asked to wear a non‐medical mask/face covering, no adjustments for seating are required.
To maintain an appropriate distance between passengers, we will be spacing out seating on our buses with 1 person per row or 2 from the same household. It is also our recommendation that passengers sit on the top deck of the bus to allow for optimal air circulation. We also ask that you please respect the appropriate spread out sidewalk markers while waiting in line at our kiosk to maintain a social distance.
Food and Drink
Currently, we ask that all passengers refrain from bringing any food or beverage items on the bus. We reserve the right to ask that any passengers safely and appropriately dispose of their items before entering the bus.
Loading and Unloading
We ask that all passengers please load and unload using the rear door of the bus. Upon arrival at each stop, please stay seated until instructed to exit the bus should you wish to get off at one of our 15 different stops.
COVID Screening Questions
We reserve the right to screen passengers for symptoms of COVID-19 using a series of questions (see below for an example). Passengers will be denied boarding if they answer yes or refuse to answer any screening questions. Passengers who display symptoms will be refused transportation and referred to the provincial government self-assessment tool, consistent with Transport Canada COVID-19 travel restrictions.
- Do you have a fever and a cough?
- Do you have a fever and breathing difficulty?
- Have you been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to COVID-19?
- Are you the subject of a provincial/territorial or local public health order?