A dramatic drop in demand from truckies has seen the final three remaining freight-friendly Covid testing sites in NSW close their doors.
Transport for NSW advised late last week that the testing sites at Yass, Marulan and Ballina would shut up shop at 11pm last night.
“TfNSW would like to thank the freight industry for its support of the testing sites and the patience and respect drivers have shown to the sites staff during a stressful and difficult time for the industry,” said Susie Harwood, TfNSW’s executive director of freight, in an email notice to industry.
The NSW freight friendly sites have been servicing the industry since August 2020 and have carried out over 235,000 tests during this time.
In other Covid-testing news, the Northern Territory Road Transport Association also advises that the territory’s Border Entry Requirements Direction has been now been revoked for freight workers (CHO Direction 132 Freight Workers).
From Friday, February 4, freight workers entering the NT now only require a normal border entry which includes:
- Double vaccinated
- Fill in a border entry form prior to arrival
- Comply with any other requirements under the current border directions