From Friday 14 October 2022, it is no longer mandatory to isolate if you test positive to COVID-19.
The removal of mandatory isolation does not impact on the duties of an employer to do all that is reasonably practicable to minimise the risks of COVID-19 at the workplace, including asking workers to stay at home when unwell.
Information on these pages is currently being reviewed and will be updated shortly.
This page includes resources for workplaces in the Public Transport industry on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19.
We also have information for marine and airline and taxi and ride share services.
The Public Transport industry includes the use of buses, trams or light rail, passenger trains and ferries to move passengers from place to place.
- urban bus transport including school buses
- interurban and rural bus transport
- rail passenger transport
- water passenger transport.
Workplaces may include vehicles and vessels, the road, rail and ferry networks they operate on, tram and bus stops, train stations, passenger departure lounges, vehicle depots and other public transport infrastructure locations.
To ensure this information is as accessible and easy to understand as possible, we refer to ‘employers’ and their responsibilities.
However, under the model WHS laws, duties apply to any person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) which includes employers, but also others who engage workers. For more information about who is a PCBU see our Interpretive Guideline – model Work Health and Safety Act – the meaning of ‘person conducting a business or undertaking'.
The model WHS laws have been implemented in all jurisdictions except Victoria.
Safe Work Australia does not regulate or enforce WHS laws or the recently introduced COVID-19 restrictions on business operations. If you want to know how WHS laws apply to you or need help with what to do at your workplace, contact the WHS regulator in your jurisdiction. If you want to know what restrictions on business operations apply to you or your workplace, go to your relevant state and territory government website for information.