Updated: Apr 27
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has confirmed that taxi and private hire drivers with hire or reward insurance will be covered to transport goods during COVID-19 restrictions.
The organisation announced the news in a bid to help drivers continue earning during the coronavirus crisis which has decimated the trade.
In a statement, the ABI, said: "Insurers have committed to an additional pledge to support taxi and private hire drivers seeking alternative sources of income.
"If you are a licenced taxi or private hire driver and have hire or reward insurance in place, as of 8 April, you will not need to contact your insurer to extend your existing cover while driving this vehicle to carry parcels, medical supplies, household goods, groceries or takeaway meals during the Covid-19 restrictions.
"This commitment will be in place until the end of Covid-19 restrictions, or until 31 July 2020, whichever is sooner."
Taxi and private hire drivers around the UK have offered their services to assist in all transportation needs during these testing times as many travel restrictions have been government enforced.