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Taxi COVID-19 Advice

On 28th February 2022 a meeting of Full Council approved the following amendment to the emissions section of the Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Policy. 

This Council extend the introduction of the emission date from 1st April 2022 to 1st October 2022 and amends the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy 2019-22 accordingly.

Any vehicles that are coming to end of life (7 years for private hire vehicle and 10 years for hackney carriage vehicle) will come off the road, in line with the end of life age limit, before the 1st October 2022.

The cost of renewal will be £69, details will be sent out to those drivers affected in due course.

You can access the latest guidance on GOV.UK 

England has returned to Plan A. You should continue to protect yourself and others.

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

Find out how to stay safe and help prevent the spread

The Wearing of Face Coverings - we strongly recommend the use of Face Coverings

Whilst at present it is not mandatory for them to be worn in Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles we strongly recommend that face coverings are used by Licensed Drivers and their passengers when undertaking journeys.