SA Border Regulations Clarification - Freight an Essential Service
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South Australia Road Transport Association boss Steve Sheerer has taken to social media to help alleviate confusion regarding the SA Border restrictions and what they mean for all carriers. Freight and Logistics remain an essential service, and border restrictions are NOT stopping Carriers from entering and leaving the state, as they abide by the below statements. This is what the restrictions mean for ALL carriers who are traveling in and out of South Australia:
ALL drivers and employees of trucking business follow all the advice regarding health and safety measures to control COVID19 …. hand washing, wiping down of relevant surfaces and equipment
Any driver or other employee who has been in contact with somebody with the virus MUST SELF ISOLATE for 14 days
Truck operators MUST ENSURE this happens
Steven Marshall from SA State Premier is quoted as follows: "There will not be checks on drivers at borders at this stage but it is essential, for the sake of the community and of individual truck operators and their drivers that … all drivers and employees of trucking business follow all the advice regarding health and safety measures to control COVID-19." From the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR):
"All governments have indicated that essential freight will continue, however, the details and rules are being finalized," the regulator notes.
"We are still working with governments to identify any restriction to cross-border travel as a result of the measures outlined above put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.
"At this stage, restrictions are expected to be minimal, however, we expect to have further information this evening."
"Government statements have broadly listed transport and logistics, or the commercial supply chain, as an essential service that is able to continue work despite state shutdowns as a control measure against the spread of coronavirus Covid-19, including continuing to work cross borders." - ATN