COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It is caused by a virus called coronavirus. This briefing explains some of the steps you can take to reduce the risk of transmitting and contracting COVID-19.
Think about asking about symptoms before a passenger is picked up.
In line with current guidance people with a new persistent cough or high temperature should stay at home. If potential passengers have symptoms, direct them to NHS 111 and advise them not to make the journey.
All Passengers must Where Mask Where possible, ask all passengers to sit in the back of your vehicle.
Keep your vehicle clean to reduce the impact of the virus
• Regularly clean surfaces, such as card payment devices, steering wheels, handbrake, door handles, with normal cleaning products. (At the beginning, middle and end of a shift as a minimum)
• Carry a box of tissues and use tissues to catch coughs and sneezes
• Dispose of used tissues in the bin as soon as possible
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water (you can keep a bottle of water and a bar of soap in your vehicle) or use a sanitizer gel - do this for at least 20 seconds. Sanitizer gel should be a minimum 60% alcohol.