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Keeping the point-to-point community COVID SAfe
Vaccination requirements for the point to point industry have now changed.
The emergency declaration issued on 10 December 2021, which required passenger transport workers to be vaccinated, has been revoked.
A copy of the current Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings and Passenger Transport Vaccination) (COVID-19) (Revocation) Direction 2022 which came into effect on 31 March 2022 can be accessed here: Passenger transport vaccination | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19
COVID SAfe health and safety tips
As part of the response to COVID-19, all people on passenger transport services must wear a mask, including drivers and passengers. Passenger transport services include:
- other hire or charter vehicle arrangements.
This applies even when masks are not generally required or recommended in the community. Implementing signage to encourage this is recommended.
Please maintain as much physical distance as possible, and avoid close contact between driver and passenger with these measures:
- Where possible, passengers should sit in the back.
- Avoid touching seat headrests.
- Passengers should handle their own luggage.
- Contactless payment is preferred.
Hygiene and face masks
Vehicle operators should make hand sanitiser available within the vehicle.
Vehicles should be cleaned and disinfected after each shift, with a focus on high-touch surfaces like grab rails, handles, arm rests, seat belts and buckles. An additional wipe-over with disinfectant wipes between passengers is advised.
Where possible, drivers should set the air conditioning to external airflow instead of recirculation, or open a window.
Closed bins should be provided, where possible and appropriate.
For more information from SA Health on mandatory mask use for passenger transport services, click here.
From 12 March 2022, operators in the point to point industry (taxi, rideshare and chauffeur) are no longer required to make sure vehicles have a COVID Safe Check-In QR Code available.