Regional CPV Drivers who are only undertaking trips within regional Victoria do not need a Worker Permit.
If you are transporting a passenger to a Melbourne metropolitan destination, then yes, you will need a Worker Permit.
Metro Curfew hours
CPV Drivers can work during the curfew hours (8pm- 5am) to provide CPV services for these purposes.
Can I travel more than 5km from my home to pick up or drop off a passenger?
Yes, you can.
Do I ask my passengers where they are going / why they are travelling?
The driver is not required to ascertain whether the passenger has a valid reason for travelling - this is the passenger's responsibility. Police are doing random checks on passengers travelling in CPVs all around Victoria and they will be the ones to enforce the rules.
Can a BSP ask prospective passengers why they are travelling?
Yes BSPs are permitted to ask passengers details of their destination as part of a booking.
Is A COVID Safe Plan required for all drivers?
Under Stage 4 workplaces that remain open require a COVID Safe Plan (unless you are a business with fewer than 5 employees working at a work premises).
Drivers must comply with any requirements of the COVID Safe Plan of their Booking Service Provider (BSP).
If you are not affiliated with a BSP or are running a business with fewer than 5 employees you are still encouraged to put a COVID Safe Plan in place as best practice.
Your COVID Safe Plan must set out:
Can I still provide CPV services in different vehicles for different shifts?
Yes, providing the approved industry vehicle cleaning standards are met.
Can I continue to work for multiple BSPs?
Yes, as long as each BSP has a COVID Safe Plan which meets the requirements outlined on the Business Victoria website.
Can I still provide safety inspections for CPVs?
Yes, you can leave home for essential work that cannot be performed from home. If vehicle inspectors are
not confident they can provide a safe environment for themselves, they should not conduct inspections.
More industry relevant information in our August 2020 Edition here.
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