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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:29 am 
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[https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travelguidance-for-passengers#taxis-and-private-hire-vehicles]
[https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travelguidance-for-passengers#taxis-and-private-hire-vehicles
Taxis and private hire vehicles
At taxi ranks try to keep your distance from people outside your household, where possible. Public Health England recommends keeping a 2 metre distance from others, where possible.
Taxi and private hire vehicle (for example minicab) operators are likely to have put in place new measures to help with social distancing. When traveling in taxis or private hire vehicles follow the advice of the driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.
If you need to be near other people you should avoid physical contact, try to face away from other people, and keep the time you spend near other people as short as possible. Be aware of the surfaces you or others touch.
There are some circumstances when wearing a face covering may be marginally beneficial as a precautionary measure. The evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms. This is most relevant for short periods indoors in crowded areas


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LOCAL TRANSPORT RESTART
I am writing to you following the publication of new government guidance [https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attach ment_data/file/884370/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-transport-guidance-foroperators.pdf] on providing transport services safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance was published yesterday and covers all modes of private and public transport.
Separate guidance [https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travelguidance-for-passengers#taxis-and-private-hire-vehicles] has been published for passengers to outline who should be travelling and how social distancing rules should be observed across different points in journeys.
It is important that you review and implement these guidance documents if you are operating a taxi or private hire vehicle business, or are a self-employed driver.
There are sections relevant to the taxi and private hire vehicle sector in several documents, so I have attached an annex to this letter to help you navigate these.
The guidance will continue to develop as lockdown restrictions change.
Yours faithfully,


Rupert Furness
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Thank you Mr T, and for the email. =D>

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 7:40 pm 
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The guidance will continue to develop as lockdown restrictions change.


which translates as we're making it up as we go along :wink:

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