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COVID-19 vaccination requirements for point-to-point transport workers

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Vaccination requirements for point-to-point transport (taxi, ride source and chauffeur vehicles) drivers and workers have been introduced to both protect drivers and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Requirements for transport drivers and workers

Vaccination requirements for transport drivers and workers

Vaccination requirements for point to point drivers (taxi, ride source and chauffeur vehicles) are progressively being introduced. Under these arrangements you need to have had at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to provide point to point services, with a subsequent dose booked in accordance with the next vaccine due date. This is to both protect drivers and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Ultimately, all drivers will need to be fully vaccinated.

Point to point drivers must have had at least their first dose:

  • to take passengers to or from certain airports (Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Mount Gambier and Parafield) from 25 November 2021, and
  • all other point to point drivers by 20 December 2021.

You do not need to be vaccinated if you have a medical certificate or letter from a medical practitioner certifying that you have a medical exemption from receiving the vaccine or have an appointment to be assessed by a medical specialist to determine whether you have a medical exemption.

Keep evidence of your vaccination status and any medical certificate with you when you are driving. SAPOL may ask to see this information to ensure you are complying with the requirements. You must also provide any booking service you accept bookings from evidence of your vaccination status if requested.

The booking services should have in place policies, systems, procedures etc that support the Direction requirements so far as reasonably practical and within the limits of the law, which may include sighting proof of vaccination.

Requirements for other point to point transport workers

Vaccination requirements for other transport workers

People whose work or duties relate to the provision of point to point services who come into close contact with point to point drivers must be vaccinated by 20 December 2021.

You do not need to be vaccinated if you have a medical certificate or letter from a medical practitioner certifying that you have a medical exemption from receiving the vaccine or have an appointment to be assessed by a medical specialist to determine whether you have a medical exemption.

Keep evidence of your vaccination status with you when you are working. SAPOL may ask to see this information to ensure you are complying with the requirements. Your employer may ask to see proof of your vaccination status.

Will I have to self isolate if I am a close contact of someone with COVID-19?

Will i have to self-isolate

SA Health will advise you if you come into contact with a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case. If you are advised that you are a close contact you must quarantine until the date provided by SA Health.

What happens if I refuse to be vaccinated?

Refuse to be vaccinated

Unvaccinated drivers are now unable to provide point to point services to and from the airports listed, including Adelaide Airport.

You will also not able to do any point to point driving work from 20 December 2021.

If you are unvaccinated and normally come into contact with point to point drivers as part of your work, you will not be able to do work that involves coming into close contact with drivers and passengers after 20 December 2021.

Penalties apply if you do not comply with the vaccination requirements for point-to-point workers.

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