Vehicle COVID clean-up kits keep drivers, passengers safe

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New clean-up kits are now available for taxis and other point to point transport service providers to help keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the NSW Government continued to support the point to point transport industry by providing free COVID clean-up kits for operators, on top of the eight vehicle sanitisation stations already rolled out across parts of the state.

“We understand the important role point to point transport services provide to communities, which is why we’re providing the reassurance both drivers and passengers need to continue using these services,” Mr Constance said.

“We’ve already rolled out eight vehicle sanitisation stations across the state, which not only slow the potential spread of COVID-19, but also help keep the local economy ticking by employing more than 85 people.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new kits would be available for collection from all of the eight vehicle sanitisation stations, as well as online.

“This is about ensuring people who rely on point to point transport in the regions can feel confident continuing to use these services during COVID,” Mr Toole said.

“We’ve made it convenient for drivers to collect these kits while their vehicles are sanitised in regional areas like Dubbo, Albury, Tamworth and Central Coast. Already we’ve seen more than 7,000 vehicles use the stations, so we know it’s making a difference.”

“In other areas, the simplest option for drivers will be to order your kit online. These new kits will have gloves, saline eye wash, antiseptic swabs, soap, and first-aid hand towels stored in a resealable plastic bag to make it easy for drivers to use.”

Point to Point Transport Commissioner Anthony Wing said drivers should continue to do spot cleans of their vehicles to provide a high standard of cleanliness for passengers.

“All point to point transport vehicles, including taxis and rideshare, will be eligible for one COVID clean-up kit free of charge, per point to point vehicle,” Mr Wing said.

“Providing these clean up kits is the next step in our continued support for the point to point transport industry during this challenging time. These kits will also allow point to point vehicles which don’t have access to a vehicle sanitisation station to maintain a high level of vehicle hygiene.”

Service providers unable to obtain COVID clean-up kits from the vehicle sanitisation stations will be able to order from the Point to Point Transport Commissioner Industry Portal. For more information about COVID clean-up kits, visit pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au/sanitisation-stations.