Point to point transport providers can now have their vehicles sanitised for free, with a trial pop-up vehicle sanitisation station now open at Tweed City Shopping Centre.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the NSW Government has extended the initiative to northern NSW to help keep drivers and passengers safe during COVID-19.

“We’ve already successfully trialled extra cleaning measures at the busy Tweed City Shopping Centre bus stop, with more than 1000 cleans carried out on buses since the start of August,” Mr Provest said.

“We really want all forms of transport to be as clean as possible which is why Transport for NSW has again partnered with Springmount Services to trial this next important cleaning initiative.

“The trial vehicle sanitisation service is an additional measure which will provide a high standard of vehicle cleanliness for drivers and passengers.

“We’ve already been successfully running the initiative across the state, with more than 17,500 vehicles sanitised since April, including around 3500 vehicles sanitised in our regions,” Mr Provest said.

Mr Provest said the trial pop-up sanitisation station will bolster efforts to provide safe and clean point to point transport services.

“It’s great to see this initiative extending to other parts of regional NSW to give more communities confidence in the safety of point to point transport services,” Mr Provest said.

“The safety of drivers and passengers is the number one priority and all point to point transport vehicles are encouraged to make use of this free trial sanitisation station.”

Mr Provest said all point to point transport vehicles, including taxis, rideshare and hire vehicles as well as community transport are eligible for the complimentary service.

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

“This trial sanitisation station is an additional cleaning measure so drivers are encouraged to continue with their standard cleaning as they continue to deliver their essential service to the community.”

“We all have our part to play in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and this initiative will help us achieve that.”

The trial pop-up vehicle sanitisation station, located at the Tweed City Shopping Centre bus stop, will be open at selected times between 7.35am and 5.40pm on weekdays and between 7.15am and 5.45pm on weekends and public holidays.

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