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Guidance for taxi and Private Hire drivers

The government has specific guidance for taxi and Private Hire drivers to help protect against coronavirus. Passengers should follow government guidance as much as possible, including washing your hands as soon as you get home. Read more about staying safe outside the home.

Passenger logs for test and trace

Download and print extra passenger log sheets (DOC)

Protective screens in taxis

We are temporarily allowing drivers to fit protective screens in their vehicles to reduce the risk of coronavirus spreading. Read the full guidance about installing a protective screen in your vehicle.

Application forms and information


Hackney Carriage / Private Hire driver licence
You must apply for a HC/PH driver's licence online. See HC/PH driver's licence guidance and apply now.

Vehicle licence

You must apply for a HC/PH vehicle licence online. See HC/PH vehicle licence guidance and apply now.

View the engineer report and JIG report approved providers list

Public registers

The council is required to maintain and publish a list of all licensed taxi drivers and licensed hire vehicles. You can use the online form to search for any licences which have been granted, suspended or reinstated in a particular month.