Point to point transport providers in Newcastle will soon be able to have their vehicles sanitised for free, with a new vehicle sanitisation station opening at Mayfield West next week.
The initiative is being extended to Newcastle to help keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.
“This month, we opened four-vehicle sanitisation stations across NSW which is great news for all point to point transport providers,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said.
“This means we’ve now rolled out six sites across NSW, with two in Sydney and four in the regions, so it’s great to see a new site being rolled out in the Hunter region.
“We know people in our outer metropolitan centres rely on point to point transport services for their essential travel and this initiative is providing them with the reassurance they need to continue using these services.”
Point to Point Transport Commissioner Anthony Wing said all transport vehicles, including taxis, rideshare and hire vehicles, as well as community transport, are eligible for the complimentary once-per-vehicle-per-day service.
“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,” Mr Wing said.
“Vehicle sanitisation includes disinfecting high-touch areas like outside and inside door handles, window controls, headrests and payment terminals.
“The vehicle sanitisation service is an additional measure which will provide a high standard of vehicle cleanliness for drivers and passengers.”
The new sanitisation station, located on Channel Road at Mayfield West, will be open from Monday 3 August between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and between 8am and 5pm on Saturdays.
For more information about this type of transport and the response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, please visit the point to point website.