Tragic loss of 4 police officers

The ADTAV is saddened to hear of the four Police Officers whose lives were lost last night in Melbourne. Our condolences to their families and members of Victoria Police.

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ADTAV Member Update: 23 April 2020

Dear Members,
We do hope that you and your families are coping with the isolation rules.  The ADTAV continues to follow Coronavirus, COVID-19 advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer and, should anything change, we will review the information given to you.

Regards,
ADTAV Council

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ADTAV Update: STOP TRAINING

Notice to Members,

The Association is endeavouring to pass on the correct advice regarding the Coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis.  We are aware of the information being presented by the Premier’s Office and the CPVV.

One of our roles is to represent you, a valued member of the ADTAV.  Many of you will now be aware that the Keys2Drive, L2P and RoadSmart programs have all suspended training and most of you have as well. Unfortunately, there are still those questioning our recommendations and sad to say, there are unscrupulous trainers who are still advertising their availability at this time.  Not only has general driver training continued by some but we have been made aware of our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly, still being trained for assessments.  VicRoads Medical Review are offering extensions of time as long as the applicant contacts them.

In good conscience, the Association could not wait for the regulators to respond to our inquiries.  We needed to be on the front foot!  We have spoken to our Insurance company and have been advised that it is extremely unlikely that a claim will be successful under the current health crisis.

We as Professional Driver Trainers have a DUTY of CARE to the community – STOP TRAINING!

Regards,

ADTAV Council

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ADTAV Update: Sole Traders / ATO

Dear Members,

The ADTAV is very concerned about the loss of income to members over the coming months.

Following the Federal Government’s announcement yesterday, the Australian Taxation Office has a Sole Trader assistance package called JobKeeper.

Simply register your details on the ato.gov.au site and you will be contacted in due course.  The ATO is experiencing high demand and you only need to register once.

We trust that this will be of some assistance to you.

Regards,

ADTAV Council

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ADTAV Update: VicRoads Medical Review

Notice to Members,

The ADTAV has received updated information from VicRoads Medical Review.

For those Driver Trainers working with Medical Review applicants or with Occupational Therapists we have the following advice:

If your client is having trouble contacting an Occupational Therapist or has self-isolation concerns or issues obtaining any medical reports, then they are to contact the Medical Review number: 9854 2407

VicRoads has been working hard to provide ongoing services to Victorian drivers and does not want any person to have their licence suspended when a simple phone call to them will do.  Depending on the individual’s circumstances, VicRoads has in place strategies to assist.

Regards,

ADTAV Council

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