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COVID-19 vaccine program

COVID-19 vaccinations for CPV and bus drivers

The Victorian Government requires CPV and bus drivers to be fully vaccinated to continue to provide CPV services. This is stipulated in the pandemic orders.

What are the requirements for driving instructors?

Driving instructors are not required to have a vaccine to continue working. However, driving instructors participating in any VicRoads drive test booked after 20 December 2021 are now required to be fully vaccinated or provide evidence of a negative PCR COVID-19 test from a testing site within 72 hours of the appointment.

Visit Our safe operating procedures for licence testing for more information.

There are limited circumstances where an employer may require their employees to be vaccinated.

Visit COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website for more information.

Are there exemptions to getting a vaccination?

A CPV driver is not required to be vaccinated if they are considered an excepted person.

A person is an excepted person if  they hold an acceptable certification that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of any COVID-19 vaccine that is available in Australia due to:

  • a medical contraindication; or
  • an acute medical illness (including where the person has been diagnosed with COVID-19).

An acceptable certification is:

  • a current COVID-19 digital certificate issued by Services Australia and displayed through the Medicare App, Service Victoria App or equivalent smartphone wallet, that states that the person is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of any COVID-19 vaccine that is available in Australia; or
  • a printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate referred to in subclause (a).

What responsibilities does a BSP have regarding vaccinations?

BSPs should continue to encourage drivers to get vaccinated and ensure their associated drivers are aware of this requirement. It is not the responsibility of the BSP to keep and record the vaccinations of CPV drivers.