At CTST, our priority, as always is the safety of our passengers, our drivers, and the wider community. Our COVID Safety Plan outlines the steps we have taken to protect the health and safety of all of us, ensuring ongoing access to community transport with minimal disruption, and providing reassurance that you can travel with us safely. We receive regular updates from the Tasmanian Department of Health to ensure the required safety and hygiene precautions are in place at all times.
OUR COVID SAFETY PLAN
- All CTST drivers have completed COVID-19 Infection Control Training
- Drivers wipe down all frequently touched points inside & outside the vehicle in between passengers
- Our vehicles are equipped with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including face masks
- Hand sanitiser is available on all vehicles and use is encouraged when boarding
- Our drivers do not drive if they are showing any COVID-19 symptoms (cold or flu-like symptoms)
SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL FOR EVERYONE
Our passengers have a key role to play when they travel with CTST, and we ask that you follow three simple steps to support everyone’s health and safety while travelling:
- Please check the current Tasmanian Public Health ALERT prior to travelling with CTST. If you have been in a medium or high-risk area or you have cold or ‘flu symptoms (even mild) – please let us know immediately and we will discuss your travel arrangements with you – phone 1800 781 033
- Follow the Department of Health’s guidelines regarding good hand and respiratory hygiene by:
- Staying home if you’re unwell
- Cleaning hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing
- Avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
- Follow the direction of our drivers when travelling with us and treat our drivers and your fellow passengers with respect – we are all in this together
WHEN USING TAXIS
At times, CTST will send a taxi to transport you – under our agreement with one of the local taxi companies. The current Department of Health direction is that Taxis use the Check in Tas App for all passengers. If you do not have a smart phone or do not know how to use this system, ask your taxi driver to ‘check you in’ – and they will do it for you.
Tasmanians aged 30 or older are eligible to book a COVID vaccine through the Tasmanian coronavirus website.
Bookings can also be made by calling Tasmania’s public health hotline on 1800 671 738, or by calling your GP clinic to see if they’re administering the vaccine.
More COVID-19 vaccine information
Chief Executive Officer