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Free PPE to help keep taxi drivers safe

People who drive taxis and private hire vehicles in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are being offered free PPE equipment to help keep them safe against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

February 10th, 2021

Part of an ongoing Welsh Government initiative which recognises the important contribution that taxi and PHV drivers make to publicTaxi driver mask transport within communities all across Wales, the scheme provides licensed drivers with a free PPE pack featuring six months’ worth of cleaning and hygiene products, the vast majority of which have been sourced from Welsh businesses.

The packs, which are worth more than £73 each, including free postage and are designed to ensure that vehicles are as safe as possible to use for both drivers and passengers while aligning taxis and private hire vehicles with measures that have already been introduced on other modes of public transport.

Councillor Dhanisha Patel, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said: “Drivers who take advantage of this free initiative will receive a pack containing five litres of all-purpose sanitiser, a trigger bottle, six 500ml foam hand sanitisers, 100 folded cloths, two medical-grade washable face masks, a box of 50 disposable face coverings, and almost 500 detox wipes.

“It is well worth the short amount of time required to register, and I hope that taxi and private hire drivers will take advantage of this latest round of support.”

To find out more and apply to the scheme, visit the We Are Lyreco website. The extended deadline for application is now 26 March 2021.