COVID-19 public transport updates

21 Mar 2022
Illustration of a face mask with the text 'Face masks must be worn'

Face masks must be worn on passenger transport

Wearing a mask reduces the risk of COVID-19. The virus can spread from an infected person's mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. If no one wears a mask, there is a high risk of spreading the virus. If some people wear masks, there is a medium risk. If everyone wears masks, there is a lower risk. The lowest risk is when everyone wears a mask and keeps a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres.

  • Customers using passenger transport must wear a face masks while on-board, waiting at stations or transiting through.
  • Adelaide Metro staff may remind people to put their mask on, but know that some people can’t wear a mask due to a physical or mental health illness or condition, or disability.
  • Adelaide Metro bus drivers have been provided with masks and are aware of their responsibilities to wear masks while buses are in service. Please be aware that there are circumstances where drivers may not be required to wear a mask, for example due to a medical exemption. The seats directly behind the driver remain cordoned off to reduce the risk of exposure between bus drivers and passengers.
  • Please be respectful to staff and other passengers, as reasons for not wearing a mask aren’t always obvious.

SA Police will be on board buses, trains and trams, making sure people are wearing face masks over their noses and mouths. If you aren't wearing a mask and do not have a medical exemption, it could result in a $1090 fine.

Read more about mask requirements on SA Health's COVID website.

Do not travel if you are unwell

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, please get tested immediately. Find your nearest testing site at

Current requirements on public transport

  • Wear a mask when on board services and when waiting at a stop or station.
    Please be mindful that not everyone can wear a mask, and ensuring you are protected helps everyone.

Visit for the latest information on restrictions and requirements.

Checking-in and your travel history

QR codes

Users of public transport in Adelaide are now no longer required to check in via QR codes when travelling.

Checking your travel history

Should you still wish, you can check your travel history via your registered metroCARD simply by logging into your online metroCARD account. Your account history shows the dates and times you validated your metroCARD and the routes you travelled on, unless you are using a 14-day or 28-day unlimited travel pass. If your metroCARD is not registered with us, we are unable to give you any travel history.

Seniors Card metroCARDs are automatically registered, unless you have previously removed your name and address from our system.

Find out more about registering your metroCARD or Seniors Card.