As the restrictions start to lift over the next few months we will start to see taxi insurance policies resume and drivers return to the roads. It is very important for both drivers and passengers to minimize the risk of either catching or spreading the virus.
As a taxi insurance broker we have compiled a list of helpful pointers before returning back onto the road;
- Maintain social distancing, preferably have customers sit in the back of the vehicle.
- Wash your hands routinely, preferably with antibacterial hand – sanitizer.
- Use contactless payment options, where possible.
Installation of a shield protector between front and rear of the vehicle. ( *We will be posting a separate blog on this)
In an effort to minimise the chances of catching the virus from a previous passenger, you can;
- Wipe down the seat and seat belt with antibacterial wipes.
- Wear gloves
- Wipe down vehicle touch points after each passenger (gear stick, hand break, sun visor, door handles). Vents and dashboards are particularly important as most vehicles have air circulatory systems
- If you are operating from Dublin airport it would be considered reasonable practise, to ask customers for their departure destination. If they come from high risk areas such as Spain / Italy you might want to decline the trip.
- It is important to avoid bleach and alcohol based products as these can dry out interior surfaces.
The Key Ingredient
The key ingredient in any good cleaning operation is good old fashioned soap. Soap interacts with the surface of the virus in a way that degrades it very quickly and is found to destroy the virus.
The taxi insurance team in BJP are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have on your taxi insurance policy. We have implemented systems to enable drivers to get back on the roads without any delays.
Contact the taxi insurance team today 01-6674985 / firstname.lastname@example.org