Canberrans are beginning to return to public transport, with patronage up 38 per cent last week.
But the government has maintained the territory will not need extra services to maintain appropriate social distancing as more people return to work and school.
Instead it is encouraging people to avoid public transport, especially during peak hour.
Transport Minister Chris Steel said patronage was still down 74 per cent on the same time last year.
Asked how the government would avoid crowding on public transport, Mr Steel said it was up to Canberrans to avoid using it.
"While we are not welcoming people back onto public transport, we do expect to see more people using public transport," he said.
Mr Steel said people on public transport should spread out and keep at least 1.5 metres from other people.
Decals have been installed on the floors of buses as visual reminders.
Mr Steel said there was no recommendation to wear masks on public transport, but they may provide extra protection in situations where it was not feasible to maintain physical distance.
"But the best way to reduce the risk and avoid the crowds is to avoid using public transport at peak times," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Steel said light rail stage 2A was still scheduled to start construction in the first half of next year.
He said that timeline had not been affected by the coronavirus crisis, despite the manufacturer of Canberra's light rail vehicles in Spain forced to temporarily shut production.