Coronavirus safety tips for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers

How to stay safe, maintain hygiene and how to get tested for coronavirus.

The Essex Residence Forum has put together a list of some things you can do to protect yourself and your passengers from coronavirus (COVID-19). These are based on the latest government guidance on working safely in a vehicle.

1. Be alert and assess the risks

  • Think about your vehicle and your customers and how you can reduce the risks
  • Consider installing a screen as these may be beneficial (check with our  licensing team)

2. Maintain hygiene

3. Waiting for fares

4. Get tested

5. Stay healthy

More information

The government has issued some guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.