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Addison Lee to fit screens to protect customers and drivers

Addison Lee is to install partition screens across its 4,000-strong private hire fleet from next week as part of measures to protect drivers and customers. Announced as London begins the return to work, it’s believed to mark a first amongst the private hire sector and comes as a new survey shows commuting is companies’ top…
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November 26, 2021 0

How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee look at role of protective screens Uber has hired the AA to install screens in cabs as part of a social distancing trial Commercial and private drivers of passenger vehicles have been among the groups worst affected by the disease due to the difficulties of social distancing in a confined…
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November 25, 2021 0

Hackney taxi drivers “frightened” as figures reveal occupations most likely to die from coronavirus

Taxi drivers are “frightened” to be at work according to a Hackney taxi controller after new figures reveal they are one of the occupations most likely to die of Covid-19. Mare Street Cars reported their taxi drivers are afraid of being at work as new statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show…
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November 25, 2021 0

Coronavirus: Uber and Addison Lee to install protective screens

Taxi firms Addison Lee and Uber have announced new safety measures as the government looks to ease coronavirus restrictions and people return to work. Addison Lee will fit perspex partition screens between drivers and passengers across its 4,000 vehicles next week. And Uber is paying the AA to install partitions in 400 cars in Newcastle,…
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November 25, 2021 0

Addison Lee and Uber to install partition screens in cabs

Addison Lee and Uber are to install partition screens in vehicles to protect staff and passengers from infection with coronavirus, after new data earlier this week revealed that male taxi drivers and chauffeurs are among those at highest risk of death from the disease. London’s largest private hire car operator, Addison Lee, claims to be…
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November 25, 2021 0

Scottish private hire drivers demand screens after Covid-19 deaths

United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD), the biggest association of its kind in Scotland, said there had been six such deaths among private hire and taxi drivers north of the Border. Half of those deaths have been in Glasgow. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported on Monday that male taxi drivers were among occupations with…
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November 24, 2021 0

Cabs giant Addison Lee installs partitions after tragic covid deaths of three drivers

London private hire car giant Addison Lee today said it would be installing partition screens to protect staff and customers after three drivers in the capital died of coronavirus. The company, which claims to be the first in the industry to make such a move, told the Evening Standard it would be fitting screens to separate the front…
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November 24, 2021 0

Addison Lee and Zeelo partner for frontline support

Addison Lee and coach services provider Zeelo are making up to 10,000 vehicles available to support hospitals and healthcare workers in London through the coronavirus outbreak. Zeelo, which operates services for the likes of Ocado and JLR, is offering dedicated coach services for key workers to allow hospitals and healthcare providers to give their workers a…
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November 23, 2021 0