Taxi and private hire safety guidance

Following changes to COVID-19  restrictions on 19 July, we recommend that drivers, proprietors and operators carry out a full risk assessment of their activities. This will help keep licensed drivers and their passengers COVID-19 safe.

We recommend:

  • Encouraging passengers to wear a face covering by keeping advisory stickers in the vehicle
  • Drivers continue to wear face coverings
  • Cleaning the vehicle after each journey or where reasonably practicable
  • Keeping the vehicle well ventilated
  • Having hand sanitiser and face coverings available
  • Keeping a protective screen in the vehicle
  • Encouraging passengers to sit in the rear of the vehicle
  • Taking fare payments by card

See the latest safer transport guidance on GOV.UK.