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Taxi and private hire

 

Taxi and private hire

New Fees & Charges July 2021

Details are here

Contact should be made by email to licensing@burnley.gov.uk

Taxi Licence Application Processes:

Contact Burnley appointments are currently suspended.

If your taxi licence is due to expire we will write to you in advance with a reminder, which will explain the process currently in place to renew your licence.

Information on DBS services is available here 

 

Step 4 Covid Advice: (from 19th July 2021)

All business restrictions are now lifted. Operators and drivers should risk assess their work activities and consider any measures indicated by government guidance.

Specific guidance for Taxi & Private Hire in relation to COVID can be found here

Some frequently asked questions from earlier in the pandemic can be found here

Drivers are strongly recommended to wear face-coverings. All vehicles should display signs requiring face coverings to be worn, and drivers should encourage passengers to wear one, except where the passenger is exempt. 

The Council has provided screens for private hire vehicles in order to place a barrier between the driver and passengers. These screens reduce the risk of Covid spreading during the journey.

Passengers should sanitise their hands on entering & exiting the vehicle.

Windows should be opened to provide ventilation.

Suspected or Confirmed Covid 19 case in a workplace:

Test and trace guidance explains how employers and businesses can play their part in the NHS test and trace programme to slow the spread of the virus, protect the health and care system and save lives.

COVID-19 Workplace Resource Pack has been designed to help manage workplace outbreaks is now available on the Lancashire County Council website. Always default to using the link to receive the most up to date advice and guidance as it is regularly reviewed and may change. 

Covid Testing for Taxi & Private Hire Drivers:

 

Asymptomatic (Rapid) Testing

Lateral Flow Test home testing kits are available free of charge from most pharmacies These tests should be repeated every 3-5 days. These tests should be repeated every 3-5 days.

Burnley also has a community LFT at at the Central Methodist Church on Hargreaves St which opens from 9am to 12 noon on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday, Here testing is completed quickly and the results will be sent within 30 minutes.

Symptomatic Testing

Where a driver has symptoms they should isolate and book a test - click here

Please note that this advice does change over time so it is best to look at the latest information on the Government website here

 

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