Read before you ride: Public taxi transportation during Phase 2

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Here’s what you need to know about the public transportation restrictions during this heightened alert period.

To minimise interaction and the risk of COVID-19 transmission during commuting, the Land Transportation Authority is implementing stricter measures during the Phase 2 period from May 16 to June 13.

Taxis and private hire cars may only carry a maximum of two passengers unless they are from the same household. For example, a parent can travel with their two children if they live together. But three co-workers who go home to different residences can not ride the taxi together.

Commercial car-pooling services are not allowed for the duration of Phase 2, including GrabHitch and RydePool. Non-commercial car-pool is allowed among friends or colleagues for no more than two people.

Drivers and passengers must wear face masks at all times, whehter on trains, buses, taxis, or private-hire cars.

Commuters are advised to travel during off-peak periods or spread themselves out.