Further information for the point to point industry during the COVID-19 outbreak is available on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage.
The Point to Point Transport Commissioner and Transport for NSW are rolling out government-funded, complimentary vehicle sanitisation stations at locations throughout metro and regional New South Wales.
This is a complimentary service for all point to point transport passenger service providers entitling them to one sanitisation, per vehicle, per day to help minimise the spread of illness and assist with maintaining driver and passenger safety.
This includes taxis, hire vehicles, rideshare vehicles, and community transport vehicles.
How to use
Once at the location, drivers should follow the signs directing them towards the Sanitisation Station.
Drivers will be directed to park in a sanitisation bay. Vehicle sanitisation will take between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the demand at the facility.
The service focuses on deeply sanitising high touch areas of the vehicle, such as exterior and interior door handles, boot handle, window controls, steering wheel, visors, centre console, gear stick, handbrake, grip handles, glove box, dashboard, seatbelts, seats, headrests, mobile phone holders, cup holders, fuel door, fuel cap, meters and payment equipment. This is not a car wash service.
Drivers are eligible for one clean per vehicle per day. In the event of a passenger spreading droplets such as sneezing, coughing or vomiting after a vehicle has been sanitised earlier that same day, a driver may be eligible to have their vehicle sanitised again.
During their visit, drivers will be asked basic questions including their full name and contact details and a photograph of the sanitised vehicle will be recorded at the facility. These details will help to inform the expansion of the rollout throughout New South Wales.
Drivers should continue to employ standard cleaning practices at the end of each shift, as part of good hygiene practice by wiping down surfaces with disinfectant and between visits to the vehicle sanitisation station.
Access to sanitisation stations does not in any way reduce the primary duty of care of all service providers to ensure the health and safety of passengers, drivers and other persons so far as is reasonably practicable. This means that additional vehicle cleaning may be required outside the use of the sanitisation station.
We are currently scoping out sites so we can extend the trial to other locations throughout Sydney and regional New South Wales.
We will continue to consult with industry to identify locations for sanitisation stations in New South Wales and will announce further locations for the stations in the coming weeks.