London taxi company CEO calls on employers to consider safer and more isolated transport for employees in the capital.
The pleas come from the boss of London’s largest electric black taxi company, Sherbet London, following regular media images of commuters packed into crowded tubes. This has prompted the need for consideration in finding other ways for essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While some people haven’t left their house for days, key workers and those who can’t do their jobs remotely have continued to travel by public transport. Asher Moses has now called for employers to consider providing taxi transport for essential workers and vulnerable staff.
The underground serves around 1.2 billion passengers annually and is seen as a particular hotspot, with those most at risk being commuters who have long journeys or use busy interchange stations, as they come into contact with more shared surfaces and people.
Asher Moses said: “Taxis are the safest method of public transport available. Sherbet London drivers are also fully trained in minimising risk and have a range of procedures and processes to ensure this continues to be the case.”
Hygiene measures include drivers wearing gloves and sanitising their hands and vehicles, including card payment machines and the passenger compartments after each journey. The privacy glass separates the drivers from anyone or anything they are carrying, again reducing the risk of infection through contact.
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