Hackney carriage (taxi) and private hire licences

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Latest advice for travelling and working in vehicles

Government guidance

The government has published some guidance on actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis or private hire vehicles (PHVs) can take to protect against coronavirus.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for taxis and PHVs

DfT guidance

The DfT's Safer Transport Campaign provides some simple guidance for both drivers and passengers.

Guidance for operators - this safer travel guidance for operators will help organisations, agencies and others (such as self-employed transport providers) understand how to provide safer workplaces and services for themselves, their workers and passengers across all modes of private and public transport.

Guidance for passengers - the government has issued some coronavirus (Covid-19) safer travel guidance for passengers. This covers walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

Working in vehicles - the government has also issued 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.

Frequently asked questions - The Department for Transport has published a selection of answers to some of the most commonly asked questions for taxis and private hire vehicle owners.

Safety tips for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers and passengers - for drivers,  the Essex Residence Forum has put together a from coronavirus (Covid-19). And for passengers there are . These are based on the latest government guidance on working safely in a vehicle.

Interviews for licenses

We are able to process new and renewal plates and badges by carrying out virtual interviews for DBS and Right to Work Checks if required. Subsequent RTW checks,  plate and badge collections will be arranged with you as the offices are not open currently.


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► Coronavirus (COVID-19) - guidance for taxis and private hire vehicles

Taxi Chat - the newsletter for taxi and private hire operators and drivers in the Uttlesford district

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Additional information 

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