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Testing Positive FAQS

I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, what should I do and who should I notify?

If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the instructions provided on the Coronavirus website here. This includes information on where to get help if you need it, who to report your results to and how long you should isolate for and who to tell (household contacts, social contacts and your workplace).

It is important to follow government guidelines and isolate immediately after receiving your positive result. This means you cannot drive your commercial passenger vehicle for your entire isolation period – seven days from your positive test result.You must inform any employer you work for of your positive result, and you are encouraged to inform your BSP – as you must not work during your isolation period.

There is no longer a requirement to notify WorkSafe if you test positive for COVID-19.

Are CPV drivers eligible for an exemption from close contact home isolation?

No. CPV drivers are not currently eligible for an exemption from close contact home isolation requirements to attend their workplace.

What support is available to drivers that test positive?

A range of financial support measures are in place for those that need to isolate due to a COVID-19 test or being COVID-19 positive. This includes:

  • Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments for those directed to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

More information can be found here

Other State and Federal Government financial assistance packages are available to businesses. Details can be found here.

What should booking service providers do if an associated driver tests positive for COVID-19?

Booking service providers have obligations under Public Health Orders when they become aware a positive case has worked onsite while infectious.

More information on managing COVID-19 in the workplace can be found here – Case in the Workplace.