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Council hands outs 40,000 face masks to licensed taxi drivers

6th December 2021
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Licensed taxi and private hire drivers in the borough are being offered free face masks to help keep themselves and customers safe amid the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions.

The new “Omicron” variant has prompted a tightening of restrictions resulting in face masks once again becoming compulsory unless exempt in shops and on public transport.

The Department for Transport has offered local authorities thousands of free masks, specifically for licence holders and to date 40,000 have been given to drivers in a joint effort between the council, private hire operators and trade associations.