New Restrictions for Ride-For-Hire Services

If you provide a ride for hire service, read through the following restrictions—now in place—as ordered by the City of Wetaskiwin’s Director of Emergency Management:

  • No more than one passenger per vehicle; except if additional passengers are:
    • members of the same household
    • individuals in a close personal relationship
    • a required caregiver
    • or the size and capacity of the vehicle allows for 2 metres between each passenger and the driver (e.g. a shuttle bus)
  • No passengers are permitted in the front passenger seat(s)
  • While driving and/or operating as a vehicle for hire service, disinfecting supplies must be kept in the front passenger seat in plain view and used for cleaning of vehicles after each trip
  • Door handles (interior and exterior), window controls, door locks, passenger seating area, seat belts and buckles, must be cleaned after each fare and with disinfecting cleaning products and substances. Payment devices must be cleaned after each use
  • Drivers should take appropriate care (e.g. Personal Protective Equipment) when providing physical support to passengers
  • Any vehicle that provides service to a passenger who is demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat, or who otherwise indicates that they are at risk of having COVID-19, must be immediately removed from service and thoroughly sanitized


Questions? Call the City of Wetaskiwin at 780.361.4400

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