Coronavirus (COVID-19) Important Updates

Community and Business responsibilities: COVID-Safe Plan

Community Services and Businesses that were previously directed to close and now reopened must complete a COVID-Safe Plan before they can reopen.

This Plan will outline how your staff and patrons can be kept safe from COVID-19. The plan must be completed and made available at your business premises. If your business was allowed to reopen during Step 1 of South Australia’s Roadmap to Recovery, you must complete a Plan before 1 June.

If your committee or group has not completed the COVID-Safe Plan, or does not have the plan available at your premises when requested, you can be fined up to $5000 on the sport for non-compliance, or face prosecution.

Please find the link to the COVID-19-Safe Plan Form here - https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/recovery/create-a-covid-safe-plan

For more information, please contact the SA COVID-19 Information line - 1800 253 787 offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians. Operates from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day.

For technical help, contact forms@sa.gov.au

*The communities are advised that the same social distancing and good hygiene practices still apply and have not been eased at this stage*


Council will endeavour to keep the community informed of the ever changing situation, via our website www.mtr.sa.gov.au and Facebook page.

The most up to date and reputable information and alerts regarding COVID-19 should be sourced directly from https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

Any additional information can be sourced from;

Australian Government Department of Health – www.health.gov.au

SA Health - www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019

You can also call the Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080

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Northern Passenger Transport Network

The Northern Passenger Transport Network extends over six Council regions, being the District Council of Mount Remarkable, the District Council of Orroroo/Carrieton, the District Council of Peterborough, Port Pirie Regional Council, Northern Areas Council and the Flinders Ranges Council.

Please contact the Northern Passenger Transport Network on 8666 2255 to find our more or to discover the eligibility criteria.

Volunteers are required to keep the scheme operating effectively. If you would like to become a volunteer driver please contact the Northern Passenger Transport Network on 8666 2255 or email.

A community service funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and supported by the District Council of Mount Remarkable, the District Council of Orroroo/Carrieton, the District Council of PeterboroughPort Pirie Regional CouncilNorthern Areas Council and the Flinders Ranges Council. Although funding for this service has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

Our aim to you

Our aim is to complement and work with existing transport operators, assist those who don’t drive and have no other means of transport including no friends or cannot access public transport.

There is a strict criteria for those who wish to utilise our transport service. Servicing those who are frail, aged, transport isolated or have a ‘functional disability’. A ‘functional disability’ meaning the passenger being able to move independently with no lifting needed from a volunteer.

Northern Passenger Transport recognises that a family member or friend is entitled to travel with clients if needed but the companion must remain with the client at all times ensuring a constant level of care and support.

What to do when booking appointments

  • When making appointments in Adelaide, request times between 10.30am and 2pm, explain you live in the country and will be transported by volunteer drivers or a health bus.
  • The NPTN staff may advocate on your behalf to change appointment times or days to when transport is available. Every effort will be made to provide assistance however there may be times when we are unable to assist due to prior engagements of vehicles and or Volunteers.
  • Please contact NPTN staff as soon as you have an appointment, your appointment time changes or is cancelled. Clients travelling must advise staff of multiple appointments as this will change transport arrangements.
  • For some procedures requiring admission before 9.30, please negotiate with your doctor or hospital and try to get to Adelaide the day before.
Fee for Service

  • Fees apply to all users of volunteer transport
  • Fees are based on distance between towns
  • No fee is expected from carers/companions who don’t have an appointment
  • New consumers transport fees will be advised at assessment
  • Consumers financial issues will be taken into account if client is unable to pay
  • We are a non for profit organisation and all fees are used to enhance the service
  • For a copy of the full fee policy please ring 8666 2255

 * One way trips will be charged the same as return trip costs.

Kilometers     $ cost

0-15

    $12.00

16-50

    $20.00

51-150

    $30.00

151-250

    $50.00

251-400

    $70.00

401-500

    $90.00

501-600

    $100.00

601+

    $125.00

Links


NPTN Client Information Brochure

Upper North Medical Bus Brochure

Upper North Passenger Service