Metro Tasmania's chief says it is highly likely bus drivers will be made to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
At a government business scrutiny hearing on Wednesday, Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson said the company was also considering the use of face masks for drivers and rapid antigen tests for employees deemed to a casual COVID-19 contact.
Metro chief executive Katie Cooper said a COVID risk assessment highlighted vaccination was critically important for employees.
She said a staff survey, completed by 50 per cent of the workforce, had showed a high vaccination rate.
"About 90 per cent of our staff had their first lot of vaccination ... and the people that had two doses was in the mid-70s," Ms Cooper said.
"There are a number of plans about how we can ramp up depending on how the risk evolves in the community.
"We are considering whether or not it should be mandatory.
"We haven't made a full decision yet, but it does look like it's more highly likely than unlikely."
Mr Ferguson said the government next week would provide more information on a whole-of-government response on vaccinations those employed in government agencies and business enterprises.
Ms Cooper said the company was working to bring back full-fare paying passengers onto buses during the pandemic, though it was proving a challenge.
She said there were still Tasmanians who were working from home and there had been a shift towards a preference for car travel.
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