BP update on facilities access for heavy vehicle drivers
Last updated 2 April
On 30 March it was confirmed by the government that roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges can remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers have access to showers, restrooms and facilities to undertake their mandated fatigue management breaks.
Requirements for the exemption have been outlined by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications on 1 April. The BP team is currently reviewing these requirements and considering how to best implement them across our company operated sites. We anticipate reopening a number of facilities at our truck stops and travel centres for access by heavy vehicle drivers shortly. Updated BP retail site information including available facilities, such as showers and lounge access, will soon be available.
In the meantime, BP can confirm that shower facilities at our company owned truck stops and travel centres are available except at Rockbank Inbound, Laverton and Somerton BP Outbound. Unfortunately access to shower facilities may sometimes be delayed due to the additional cleaning requirements now in place. These additional hygiene practices are important and necessary for facilities to remain open. Whilst we aim for an efficient cleaning process, we ask for your understanding if there are delays in accessing facilities. We do apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
BP knows now more than ever, our network and facilities are incredibly important to the Australian transport sector. The BP team will continue to focus on keeping facilities open wherever practically possible. Strictly adhering to hygiene practices and social distancing requirements will continue to be key, as this is our most powerful weapon in slowing the spread of the virus.