COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS – TAXI HIRE INFORMATION

COVID-19 TAXI HIRE INFORMATION

Ards Taxis Are Still Operating.

Ards Taxis continue to provide attentive and professional transport services across Ireland, with additional measures in place to ensure you get to your destination safely.

PASSENGER ADVICE – ARDS TAXIS

Taxis and private hire vehicles.

If you are travelling by taxi, aside from the driver, it is not permitted to share a taxi or private hire vehicle with someone from outside your household or your support bubble unless doing so is itself necessary for an exempt reason, for example, if it is reasonably necessary as part of your work.

You must wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator will be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering, unless you are exempt from this requirement.

You should stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings).

Follow the advice of the operator and driver. For example, you may be asked to sit in the back left-hand seat if travelling alone. You may want to check with your taxi or private hire operator before travelling if they have put any additional measures in place.

You should use contactless payment if possible, or find out if you can pay online in advance.

Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing or sneezing.

When finishing your journey, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands as soon as possible.

Ards Taxis remains a one man, one vehicle Independent Operator.

An isolation screen is fitted in the vehicle.

Personal Protection Equipment is available to purchase on request (Face Coverings are £1.00, Pair of Latex Gloves are £2.50)

Hand Sanitising Gel is available, Free of Charge on Request.

Drinking water contained in sealed bottles is available free of charge on request.