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Taxi and private hire news and updates

4 March 2021 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): taxis and PHVs

Please click here for guidance from Gov.uk


20 January 2021 - Travel with Confidence

We are pleased to announce the new ‘Travel with Confidence scheme’. Please visit https://www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/travel-with-confidence-assurance-mark-for-drivers-and-operators   


 

15 June 2020 - New rules on face coverings come into force today - public transport

https://www.instituteoflicensing.org/news/new-rules-on-face-coverings-come-into-force-today/ 

IMPORTANT: All Three Rivers District Council licensed drivers (private hire and Hackney Carriage) are required to wear a face mask whilst working. Any drivers who are seen to not be wearing facemasks will receive contravention points as his would be in breach of their licence conditions and guidance from the DfT. This condition will remain in force until the legislation is amended.


 13 May 2020 - Guidance update for Operators and Passengers

The Government have published transport guidance for operators and passengers in England.

The guide 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. Each transport provider will need to translate the principles and examples in this guidance into specific actions.

Click here for Q&A's for the taxi/PHV sector, containing links to the guidance and answers to common questions.


8 April 2020 - NEW Applications for Hackney Carriage & Private Hire Drivers and Private Hire Operators 

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 (coronavirus), we are unable to accept any new applications due to applicants being unable to obtain a medical certificate from their GP. We are also not able to offer any knowledge test appointments for new applicants whilst the Council offices remain closed.

 


  • email.pngEmails: 

We are striving to go paperless and are therefore phasing out paper correspondence in favour of electronic communication and documents. Please email us at licensing.team@threerivers.gov.uk to provide us with an up to date email address and to acknowledge that future correspondence will be sent by email.