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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:50 pm 
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So radio 5 live got it wrong then

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:57 pm 
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So radio 5 live got it wrong then

It would appear so.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:14 am 
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Email reply to the question when I asked our licensing team.

Dear Pete,
RE: PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Hope you and the family are all well. At present we would consider the taxi and private hire trade to be public transport, however I anticipate that there will be guidance issued by the Government in the next week or so which hopefully will help clarify this matter.
As soon as we know me, we will be sure to circulate it to drivers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:09 pm 
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From the 15th of June, all drivers and passengers must wear a mask, if a passenger refuses or does not have one your to refuse the hire

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... BCPajAiYi8

Published 12 December 2013
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Taxis_private hire are part of public transport within the regulations of 1995 Taxi_PH disability act. That is why all Taxis And PH are licenced as such.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:18 pm 
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Your list from DfT says Taxis, it doesn't say Private Hire.

DfT define Taxis as available for Immediate Hire and therefore Public Transport.

The clue to PRIVATE HIRE is in the name, Private, ergo not Public Transport.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:27 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j3cd-Sfcw6E/XtuCNxcsfBI/AAAAAAABMi8/KlpEhhFLxT8U8JoaNW_-kopRisiHzhlFACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/0437E2DF-E4DE-45FE-A72E-FDB71F9DF574.jpeg

https://andersonshelter.blogspot.com/20 ... sJG7xEzN60


Which says “should” not “must” I will not wear a face mask unless it is compulsory. About as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike anyway.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:29 pm 
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skippy41 wrote:
From the 15th of June, all drivers and passengers must wear a mask, if a passenger refuses or does not have one your to refuse the hire

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistic ... BCPajAiYi8

Published 12 December 2013
Last updated 17 December 2019 — see all updates
From:
Department for Transport
Contents
National Rail
Buses and concessionary travel
Light rail and tram
Underground systems
Taxis
Contact us

Taxis_private hire are part of public transport within the regulations of 1995 Taxi_PH disability act. That is why all Taxis And PH are licenced as such.

Where in that link, or anywhere else on the internet does it say the new rules from 15/6 relate to both taxi and private hire?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:59 pm 
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Sometimes Skippy, everybody gets "Flamed".

You just need to rise, like a Phoenix, from the ashes.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:44 am 
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Yes I’m up still.

Just had to go out and tell some lads to stop shouting and balling at 1am in the street.


So do I have to wear one of these bloody masks then or what?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:48 am 
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Well done Grandad.

I mailed my licence team nearly 3 weeks ago and got a reply a few days later saying my queries were being handed to licensing officer.

Guess what. No reply.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:16 am 
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I spoke to the DfT directly on Friday. They said and I quote: “ While the regulations for public transport do not cover taxis and private hire vehicles (PHV) the trade is already able to implement measures to protect drivers and passengers. Taxi drivers are already able to refuse carriage to passengers where it is reasonable to do so, this might include those that are able but refuse to wear a face covering.”

Theres more on TaxiPoint: https://www.taxi-point.co.uk/post/new-m ... bs-say-dft


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:14 pm 
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So do I have to wear one of these bloody masks then or what?

Based on the rules outlined by gov last week, no you do not.

But we have another week until the 15/6 for things to change.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:23 pm 
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So do I have to wear one of these bloody masks then or what?

Based on the rules outlined by gov last week, no you do not.

But we have another week until the 15/6 for things to change.



well if the government is true to recent form they will decide they have forgotten us and add us on to the list.

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It's worth pointing out that there is nothing stopping us wearing face masks whilst we are working.

And, IMO, there is nothing stopping us legally refusing punters that refuse to wear them in our cars.

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