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Taxi fares and charges

Coronavirus: Licensing - Taxis

You should wear a face covering when using taxis or private hire vehicles. A taxi driver or private hire vehicle operator may be entitled to refuse to accept you if you do not wear a face covering.

The risk of transmission is small at 2 metres and where possible, you should maintain 2 metres distance.

If you cannot keep a 2 metre distance, reduce the risk to yourself and others by maintaining a 1 metre distance where possible, and taking suitable precautions.

Follow the advice of the 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.

Only travel into, out of and within areas under local lockdown if your travel is essential.

Mileage

For the first 192 metres (210 yards) or part thereof - £2.00

For each subsequent 86.8 metres (95 yards) or part thereof - 10p

Waiting time

For each period of twenty seconds or uncompleted part thereof - 10p

Extra charges

a) In excess of 4 passengers (charge applicable to the entire journey). This charge is a one off adjustment and is not to be made for each passenger - x 1.5 (time and a half)

b) For each article of luggage conveyed outside the passenger compartment of the Carriage beyond the first - 10p

c) Dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) - £1.00

d) For hiring in respect of journeys after Midnight on each day throughout the year (irrespective of number of passengers and to apply to pickups between midnight and 5.00 am) and all day on Bank Holidays - £1.00

e) Shopping bags, wheelchairs, pushchairs - Free

f) Where the passenger

i) fails to use the sickbag or other receptacle approved by the Council and provided by the Proprietor or Driver; and/or

ii) is sick in or on the vehicle;

the cost of valeting and cleaning the vehicle - £45.00

Please note the 4 tariffs are as follows:

Tariff 1  For journeys carried out during the daytime with less than 4 passengers the meter should start at £2.00
Tariff 2  For journeys carried out during the daytime with more than 4 passengers the meter should start at £3.00
Tariff 3  For journeys carried out after midnight with less than 4 passengers the meter should start at £3.00
Tariff 4   For journeys carried out after midnight with more than 4 passengers the meter should start at £4.50