Vehicle sanitisation station rolls out in Albury

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Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles has rolled out in Albury with the opening of a free pop-up vehicle sanitisation station.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government has extended the initiative to the NSW border to help keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.

“We’ve been successfully running the initiative in Sydney and Dubbo with more than 6700 vehicles sanitised since April,” Mr Toole said.

“We’ve now extended this service to the border to give more communities confidence in the safety of point to point services used for essential travel like going to the shops or medical appointments, including taxis and community transport services.”

Member for Albury Justin Clancy welcomed the initiative to help keep the community safe.

“This builds on the measures we’ve already put in place to create a COVID-safe transport network right across the state with enhanced cleaning on our NSW TrainLink trains and coaches,” Mr Clancy said.

“All point to point transport, including taxis, rideshare and hire vehicles as well as community transport are eligible for the complimentary once-per-vehicle-per-day service.

“Vehicle sanitisation includes disinfecting high-touch areas like outside and inside door handles, window controls, headrests and payment terminals.”

Mr Clancy said the pop-up vehicle sanitisation station in the Albury train station coach facilities will be open between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

NSW Government vehicles including NSW Ambulance, Police and Health vehicles are also eligible for the sanitisation service to further support the needs of our most vulnerable passengers.

“We encourage all point to point transport, assisted school transport and community transport vehicles to visit the sanitisation station to keep drivers and their passengers safe,” Mr Clancy said.

Drivers are also encouraged to do spot cleans in between sanitisation as they continue to deliver their essential service to the community.

For more information about Point to Point transport and the response to COVID-19, please visit www.pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au.