We’ve seen a lot of taxi firms supporting in any way they can throughout the pandemic. From assisting key workers to ferrying the vulnerable, drivers have often been in the frontline. This new scheme is the latest way in which taxis are being utilised as a resource to support the vaccination rollout.
Uber announced yesterday they were going to be offering free journeys to mass-vaccination centres with a discount code. Many taxi firms have already offered their support in their local areas. We take a look at how the taxi trade is helping the UK get vaccinated.
The new statutory taxi and private hire standards mandates that councils carry out extensive consultation in their localities. Working together with the public and industry representatives is the best way to ensure a safe and effective licensing policy that works for everyone.
Taxi and private hire drivers have been essential in maintaining the UK’s transport sector throughout the pandemic. The flexibility of their service means they are often used by NHS and other frontline staff, but have struggled to get recognition as key workers themselves.
Department for Transport research shows that taxi services are used disproportionately by the most vulnerable members of our society. If you work in the industry, it’s vital you familiarise yourself with the guidance on how to safely and effectively transport passengers which may require extra assistance.
News of a vaccine has brought hope that life will soon return to some form of normality. This is particularly true for the taxi and private hire industry, one of the worst affected sectors, outside of hospitality. We’ve gathered all the info you need to know about the plans for the new vaccine.