A start-up consortium of Licensed London Taxi drivers is waging war on coronavirus by sanitising their hands and vehicles every time a ride has been completed, making the Noir Taxi service one of the safest forms of public transport when travelling in London.
The co-founder of Noir Taxi, Peter Schive said, “Companies that provide public service vehicles have a heightened duty of care for their passengers and drivers. The Covid-19 virus is highly contagious and because all public service vehicle drivers have the capacity to inadvertently spread this infection, every effort should be made to help contain it.”
Noir Taxi’s new measures include drivers sanitising their hands, vehicle handles, card payment machines and also disinfecting the passenger compartment after each ride.
Unlike private hire cars (mini cabs), London Taxis also offer the added protection of privacy glass separating drivers from passengers, which helps to minimise airborne contact and reduce the risk of coronavirus being passed on.
Noir Taxi is a pre-book only service concentrating on London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City Airport) and the business sector.
If you intend travelling to London in the coming days/weeks/months, or if you are a key worker requiring a fully sanitised taxi to and from your place of work(e.g. hospitals/GP surgeries/schools), please visit www.noirtaxi.com or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Use the code CORONA to receive a 10% discount on your first sanitised Noir Taxi journey.
On Thursday, Public Health England (PHE) has said the total number of people across the UK with coronavirus has risen to 590 confirmed cases, an increase of 134 in 24 hours across the UK. Ten people have now been confirmed to have died.
Compared to last Wednesday there were on a total of 85 cases reported. This is the largest jump in cases so far in one day across the UK since the coronavirus outbreak started in the UK.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has now categorised the deadly coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic.