The Ministry of Works and Transport is reminding citizens of changes made to the sailing schedule for the Water Taxi Service, which went into effect on 6th April 2020, in compliance with the national health, safety measures and legislation to curtail the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Ministry notes that the water taxi will depart from the San Fernando Terminal at 6:15 am. In the afternoons, it will depart the Port of Spain Terminal at 4:30.

In addition, the opening hours for the terminals have been adjusted: between 5:00 and 7:00 am for San Fernando; and between 3:00 and 5:00 pm for Port of Spain.

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The Works and Transport Ministry also reminds the public that all Public Transport Systems and Public Service vehicles are mandated to operate at 50 percent passenger seating capacity.  This is in keeping with social distancing guidelines implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As such, PTSC buses; maxi taxis; omni buses; water taxis; taxis or vehicles for hire and the inter-island ferry vessels (Jean De La Valette, Galleons Passage and MV Cabo Star), must operate at 50 percent passenger seating capacity.

In addition, commuters are encouraged to comply with social distancing guidelines and the 50% seating capacity while seeking public transport.

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Citizens also are reminded that anyone who breaches the Stay at Home Measures are liable to a summary conviction and fine of $50,000.00 and six months imprisonment, in accordance with the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (NO. 10) Regulations, 2020 made by the Minister of Health.