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Current Restrictions in Victoria

Changes to lockdown settings in Victoria from 11:59pm Thursday 21 October

We have detailed the settings applicable to the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) industry, driving instructors and bus drivers.

There are no restrictions on leaving home in metropolitan Melbourne. The curfew and the 15km travel radius has been lifted, however travel between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria must be for permitted reasons only.

CPVs can continue to provide services between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Passengers must ensure they meet the permitted reasons for travel. CPV drivers are not responsible for ensuring their passengers meet the permitted reasons for travel.

Detailed information on the restrictions can be found at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

COVIDSafe Settings for CPVs

CPVs can continue to provide services.

COVIDSafe settings  still apply in all CPVs, which means face masks must be worn at all times unless a lawful exemption applies, and passengers must check-in to CPVs using QR codes provided. You must also adhere to vehicle cleaning regulations.

CPVs can continue to provide services between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Passengers must ensure they meet the relevant permitted reasons for travel. CPV drivers are not responsible for ensuring their passengers meet the permitted reasons for travel.

COVIDSafe Settings for driving instructors

Driving instructors can operate and provide instruction. Face masks are required to be worn by the driving instructor and student, unless a lawful exemption exists and QR codes are required in the driving instructor’s vehicle. Information on VicRoads licence tests can be found on the VicRoads coronavirus webpage.

COVIDSafe Settings for bus drivers

Bus drivers can work however please check the Transport Safety Victoria webpage for information about restrictions that apply to bus services.

Please continue to stay COVIDSafe

A specific CPV QR poster with a QR code AND 6-digit location code must be displayed in all CPVs. You cannot display the QR code without the 6-digit location code as passengers use these digits to check in manually. Learn more on CPVV’s Service Victoria QR Code Requirement - Record Keeping webpage.

Get your vaccine now

Vaccines are free and available for all Victorians over the age of 16.

Book your appointment now by calling 1800 675 398 or visiting https://portal.cvms.vic.gov.au/

Information about COVID-19 vaccines has been translated into multiple languages. Find information in your language.

If you feel unwell, please get tested and isolate immediately.

A COVID-19 Test Isolation Payment of $450 is available you need to miss work due to self-isolation.

If you have been directed to quarantine for 14 days, there is a $1,500 payment available.

Financial Support

Please find updated information on CPVV’s Financial Support webpage which some CPV industry members may be eligible for.

If you have any questions, you can seek responses from the respective organisations managing the programs, their contact details can be found on CPPV’s Financial Support webpage.

FAQs

As a CPV driver do I have to accept a trip if I feel unsafe?

No. If a passenger is not wearing a mask and you feel that you are unable to provide a safe service for either the passenger/s, you are not required to accept the trip.

If you have a safety concern regarding your CPV trip you can contact Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria at safety@cpv.vic.gov.au

Take a look at CPVV’s driver FAQs for further information about how to provide a safe service.

As a CPV driver do I have to wear a face mask when travelling alone?

No. CPV drivers travelling in a vehicle by themselves do not have to wear a mask.

What can I do if I suspect or am aware that Public Health Directions are not being followed?

See CPVV’s driver FAQs for more information on this.