News / Community / 15th October 2020
Driver Reviver gets back in the shed
Volunteers from Coonabarabran Driver Reviver were keen to get back to work during the most recent school holidays, just in time for the influx in visitors.
It has been eight months since the 100-strong Driver Reviver crew has been able to operate, with COVID-19 restrictions meaning the service did not operate during the Easter or winter holiday breaks.
However, getting back to business has been no easy task due to the extensive list of COVID-19 requirements.
Coonabarabran Driver Reviver coordinator, Bev Rayner, said it had been a lot of work to meet new hygiene requirements in the hospitality industry.
“We operated on a scaled-back roster as a trial these past holidays - two weekends and the long weekend.
“This meant the number of volunteers was reduced from 96 to 28 in total.”
Mrs Rayner said the main priority was looking after the volunteers and travellers.
“Everyone was doing the right thing, which was great to see,” she said.
“And we received some good donations, which really gives you a boost.”
After a busy few weeks, Mrs Rayner said the team was looking forward to helping the passing traffic “Stop, Revive and Survive” during the upcoming summer holidays.