NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

NSW transport and freight industry receives COVID-19 guidance

The New South Wales Government (NSW Government) has launched a suite of guidance materials to help all types of businesses manage the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). The materials have been specifically created for non-customer-facing businesses, to ensure everyone has access to industry-specific, practical guidance to prevent the spread of the virus. “80,000 businesses have already downloaded the NSW Government’s COVID Safety Plans, and we’ve now created additional resources for transport, freight and ride shares, offices, construction sites and manufacturing premises,” said Kevin Anderson, NSW Minister for Better Regulation.

The transport, freight and rideshare plan can be tailored to variables such as how many people are needed to assist with deliveries, numbers of passengers and where points of contact occur. The guidance materials provide practical advice on how transport freight and rideshare businesses can prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as limiting the numbers of passengers, requesting co-workers or customers sit in the back of the vehicle with free space in between and asking customers to handle their own luggage.

The guidance materials also advise wiping down frequently touched surfaces including door handles, payment devices and seatbelts, and using gloves and/or hand sanitiser when loading or unloading luggage or deliveries. The campaign materials include social media tiles, downloadable posters and checklists for all NSW transport businesses. “Ultimately, we want to focus on getting NSW’s economy back up and running and providing businesses with the right guidance to operate safely and successfully in the current climate,” Anderson said. “I encourage every business to jump online and download these simple yet powerful tools to map out a safe way back to business that puts customers and workers front and centre.”

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