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COVID-19 support

COVID SAfe Check-In

From 12 March 2022, operators in the point to point industry (taxi, rideshare and chauffeur) are no longer required to make sure vehicles have a COVID Safe Check-In QR Code available.


COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Vaccination requirements for the point to point industry have now changed.

The emergency declaration issued on 10 December 2021, which required passenger transport workers to be vaccinated, has been revoked.

A copy of the current Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings and Passenger Transport Vaccination) (COVID-19) (Revocation) Direction 2022 which came into effect on 31 March 2022 can be accessed here: Passenger transport vaccination | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19

For more information, contact the SA COVID-19 information line at 1800 253 787.


COVID-19 industry assistance

The South Australian Government provided a $5.2 million support package for the taxi and bus, tour, charter and chauffeur industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the assistance package, see Financial Support for Taxi Industry – COVID-19.

A waiver of fees for the bus, tour, charter, chauffeur and country taxi assistance was also provided for for a period of twelve months from 1 June 2020.

For more information, see Financial Support for Bus, Tour, Charter, Chauffeur and Country Taxi Operators – COVID 19.

Other support may be available through the Department of Treasury and Finance.  For more information see Support for businesses, jobs and the community impacted by COVID-19.


General information

For information and advice on general COVID-19 matters contact the SA COVID-19 information line at 1800 253 787.

If you require mental health support surrounding COVID-19 contact your local GP or the SA COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 1800 632 753.

For information on the current state, please see the below links for information for drivers of public transport (including taxis, chauffeur and rideshare) regarding COVID-19:

Australian Government – Department of Health Website

COVID-19 Information for Public Transport (health.gov.au)

Safe Work Australia

Guidance from Safe Work on taxi and rideshare

SA Health

Guidance for Transport and Tour Vehicles

General COVID-19 Information