Taxi and Uber drivers on the Central Coast can have their vehicles kept COVID safe for free, thanks to a new vehicle sanitisation station which opened at West Gosford on July 29.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the Coast was one of four non-metropolitan areas in NSW to benefit from the service for point-to-point transport providers.
“The NSW Government has worked hard to create a COVID-safe public transport system, but we also want to ensure local taxis and Ubers are also COVID-safe,” Crouch said.
“This is a complimentary once-per-vehicle-per-day service to help keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.
“This will give communities on the Central Coast increased confidence in point-to-point transport services used for essential travel like going to the shops or medical appointments.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said the Point to Point vehicle sanitisation station builds on the measures already put in place to create a COVID-safe transport network right across the state with enhanced cleaning on NSW TrainLink trains and coaches.
“Since the start of March, more than 590,000 additional cleaning hours have been carried out across our entire network,” Toole said.
“This sanitisation station for point-to-point vehicles is another way we are ramping up cleaning and keeping our community safe.”
NSW Government vehicles including Ambulance, Police and HealthShare vehicles are also eligible for the sanitisation service.
Vehicle sanitisation includes disinfecting high-touch areas like outside and inside door handles, window controls, headrests and payment terminals.
The new sanitisation station is at 7 Merinee Rd, West Gosford, and will be open from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays.
Media release, Jul 29
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch