COVID-19 Cleaning and management of personalised transport vehicles fact sheet
This fact sheet provides recommendations for the cleaning and management of personalised transport vehicles during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To prevent transmission of COVID-19 while providing a personalised transport service, general good hygiene measures and consistent cleaning of vehicles is recommended.
What to clean
- Door handles (internal and external)
- Internal handles above doors
- Head rests
- Grab handles
- Window controls
- Payment terminals
- Boot lid
- Steering wheel
- Control buttons
- Gear stick
- Cup holders
- Centre console.
How to clean
Wipe surfaces with detergent/disinfectant solution/wipe.
For guidance on how to clean frequently touched surfaces, general cleaning and disinfection recommendations including information about appropriate cleaning solutions is available in the following fact sheets:
- COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection on the Queensland Health website
- Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19 fact sheet (PDF) at health.gov.au
How often to clean
Drivers should employ cleaning practices at the end of each shift.
Also, surfaces should be cleaned with appropriate disinfectant wipes after a passenger leaves, especially if you think they have been unwell, sneezed or coughed while in the vehicle, so the potential spread of infection can be minimised.
It's not mandatory for people (including drivers) in Queensland to wear a mask in a taxi or rideshare vehicle, although people are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
Visit Face masks — coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information.
Additional information for consideration
Vehicle air-conditioning should be set to fresh air, not recirculated. You may also choose to drive with your windows partially open.
Drivers should wash their hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer frequently between hand washes and after opening and closing doors, exchanging payment and other contact.
Clean payment terminals after each use or use contactless methods where possible.
For free online training, relating to hygiene awareness, visit: COVID-19 Hygiene Awareness For Drivers training course.