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WA Phase 3 Restrictions Road Map
Heavy vehicle testing will resume before light vehicle testing to support the transport and agriculture industries and to keep Queensland moving. Heavy vehicles also allow examiners and applicants to maintain physical distance due to additional space in the vehicle's interior.
As health and safety remains a priority, several measures including mandatory customer screening and vehicle cleaning will be introduced before, during and after each test to protect applicants and examiners.
Heavy vehicle tests will be prioritised for:
For more information about these changes visit www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/getting/tests
When does the change commence? From 1.00am, SA Time, Mon 11 May
What is the change? An Essential traveller must now keep records of close contacts for a 14 day period commencing on the date of their arrival in South Australia (or, if they remain in South Australia for a period of less than 14 days, for that period).
What form needs to be completed to record close contact?
Download - Essential Traveller Close Contact Record form - Word, PDF
The records that are required to be kept in relation to a close contact are —
(i) the name and phone number or other contact details of the close contact and the location at which the close contact occurred; or
(ii) if the details are not known and it is not reasonably practicable to obtain those details—the time during which and location at which the close contact occurred.
What is close contact?
A person is a close contact of another person if they are in the company of the other person —
(i) within an enclosed space for a period of 2 hours or longer; or
(ii) within 1.5 metres of the other person for a period of 15 minutes or longer; and
How long do the records need to be kept? for 28 days from the end of the period for which the records must be kept and be provided to an authorised officer on request.
What areas does this apply to? access for essential services going into the designated areas include the Cook, Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama LGAs (among others) whose boundaries are provided for by the Local Government Regulation 2012 (Qld).
What paperwork needs to be completed/included?
Drivers also need a Restricted Access Pass and carry on the passenger side dash of vehicle (make sure they can see it) – please click on the link below to do the online application and print from the email they send you.
QTA COVID-19 Safety Guides for Drivers x 3 sheets
(Please note - All transport is classed as essential services, you will have limited access at the moment with the road being closed BUT it is expected the roads will get an Open Grade in the coming weeks and I have been advised this will be the ONLY work done to those roads until all restrictions are lifted at this stage)
Contact Frances Schafer for assistance with any of this paperwork. firstname.lastname@example.org
Directive issued by Qld Chief Health Officer 09.04.2020
These guide sheets have been created by the QTA for use by industry. The guides can be added to your Safety Packs and Driver Manuals.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines-Truck Drivers pdf, Image
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines-Truck Stops pdf , Image
COVID-19-Safety Guidelines-Cabin Cleaning pdf, Image
If you travel in the Northern Territory (NT), please read the following:
Attachment A - NTG Exemption Letter - 6 April.pdf
Road Transport - Industry Advice Fact Sheet - 6 April - Authorisation Letter.pdf
Industry Exemption, Fact Sheet and Designated Area Compliance Form which provides requirements for essential road transport operations in Northern Territory (NT).
Should you have any questions please contact the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Emergency Operations Centre on 89247916 or via email at Transport.EOC@nt.gov.au.
For more information on COVID-19 in in the NT go to https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au.
WA Entry – Form - Request for Approval as an Exempt Traveller
Update on roadhouses open for business
For those travelling west from Townsville
Charters Towers puma - meals/showers
Pentland pub- takeaway/showers
Torrens Creek - Closed
Hughenden BP & United- Takeaway/showers
Richmond - Takeaway/showers
Julia Creek Puma - Meals/showers
Cloncurry Puma - Takeaway/showers
Winton Roadhouse - Takeaway/showers
Mt isa Coles Express - pies/sangas/showers
Camooweal Puma roadhouse - meals/showers
For those travelling up north of Townsville
Townsville Roadhouses - business as usual
Greenvale Roadhouse - meals/showers
Lynd Roadhouse - takeaway/ meals and showers on request - pls call ahead on 40625291
Mt Surprise - meals/showers
Georgetown - meals/showers at the caravan park
Croyden - meals/showers
Chillagoe BP - meals/showers
Malanda Caltex - takesway/showers 24/7
Lakeland Roadhouse - meals/takeaway/showers
Caltex Cooktown - takeaway
Cardwell Sea View Cafe - takeaway/meals/showers 3.30am - 9pm usually 24/7
For those travelling south of Townsville
Caltex Bowen - meals/takeaway/showers 24/7
Clermont Roadhouse - meals/takeaway/showers
Emerald Caltex - showers/meals 4pm-8.30pm otherwise takeaway
Caltex North Rocky- showers/meals 24/7
BP Blackall - Lowes - showers and dining area open
Dalby Caltex Warrego Hway - meals/showers 24/7
Thank you to the drivers and roadhouse staff for the update.