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HC/PH recent driving or criminal conviction

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.


It is a condition of private hire driver licence to notify us by email/or in writing within 7 days of initial receipt of any documentation regarding driving offences, criminal convictions or cautions.


There is no charge.

Application form & guidance notes

Guidance to convictions
Recent driving or criminal conviction notification

Attachments required

Letter of explanation for example; copy of court print out / Police or Solicitor letter.


Please contact Taxi Licensing in the first instance.