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Service changes coming to Northern Health Connections due to COVID-19

Changes will come into effect March 22
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If you use the Northern Health Connections bus, you'll need to be aware of changes coming into effect as a result to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Northern Health announced as of Sunday (March 22), passenger eligibility restrictions will be in place for all Northern Health Connections routes. 

Trips will be limited to those who require accessible transportation and anyone over the age of 60 as well as health care staff, physicians and health care students. 

"Bookings on NH Connections will be for essential medical appointments only, including (but not limited to) cancer treatment, hemodialysis, and appointments with specialist physicians, primary care physicians; appointments for physiotherapy, dentists, pharmacy, and trips to access a higher level of care such as surgery at a hospital," a release states.

Northern Health Connections will also not pick up passengers who have not booked their trip at least 24 hours in advance and meet the new conditions due to COVID-19.

These changes are also effective on March 22, 2020. 

Appropriate social distancing measures will be taken as needed between passengers.