In response to COVID-19, Transport for NSW and the NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner are launching a pop-up vehicle sanitisation station in Tweed Heads to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and keep drivers and passengers safe.
This is a complimentary service for all point to point transport vehicles including taxis, hire vehicles, rideshare vehicles, community transport, Government fleet and Emergency Services vehicles. They are entitled to one sanitisation, per vehicle, per day, performed by staff on-site.
Vehicle sanitisation includes the disinfection of high touch point areas outside and inside of the vehicle including: 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.
Under point to point transport laws, service providers have a primary duty of care to ensure the health and safety of drivers and other persons, including passengers, so far as is reasonably practicable, while they’re engaged in providing a passenger service. This includes taking steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
The vehicle sanitisation station service is not a COVID-19 deep cleaning service. Vehicles that have transported COVID-19 positive individuals will require a COVID-19 deep clean prior to using the vehicle sanitisation station facilities. The vehicle sanitisation stations are not a car wash service.
The NSW Government is assisting the point to point transport industry during the Coronavirus outbreak, with the aim of reducing the spread of the virus to ensure driver and passenger safety is upheld.
Point to point transport operators continue to provide an essential service for people in NSW. Only 1 vehicle is permitted in the bus stop at a time and must use the vehicle sanitisation station during the hours listed below. Drivers may be required to wait up to 10 minutes for vehicle sanitisation and must remain in their vehicle at all times, when visiting the sanitisation station.
Further information and locations can be found on the point to point Sanitisation Station webpage.
WHERE: Located at the bus stop at the Tweed City Shopping Centre in Tweed Heads
WHEN: From Monday 7 September 2020, operating between 7:35am and 5:45pm on weekdays and between 7:15am and 5:45pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Windows for point to point vehicle sanitisation can be viewed in the full schedule here.