Taxi Drivers – Protect yourself from Coronavirus

Taxi Drivers – Protect yourself from Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus is starting to spread in Ireland and its important that you protect yourself and others. Being a taxi driver you’re in close contact with a number of passengers daily so its vitally important that you follow the below advice.

Posted 9th of March 2020
Taxi Coronavirus


  • Wash your hands properly and often (video below).
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces/object (steering wheel, car handles, gear stick and hand brake).
  • Avoid contact with people who are not well.
  • Stay at home if you feel sick to stop the spread of whatever infection you may have.
  • Recommend all passengers to sit in the back of the taxi where possible.


  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if hands are not clean.
  • Do not share objects that touch your mouth – eg bottles, cups.

How to wash your hands

What do I need for my taxi? 🚖

– Hand sanitizer or Hand wash (wash hands often)
– Tissues (sneezing, coughing & drying)
– Surface wipes (cleaning inside of your taxi)


  • a cough
  • shortness of breath
  • breathing difficulties
  • fever (high temp)

If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has the virus or someone who has been to an infected place, please self-isolate and contact your GP or call 112.

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