Veezu, who claim to be the UK’s largest taxi and private hire vehicle operator, has introduced new precautionary measures as the prevention of COVID-19 becomes a way of everyday life for the foreseeable future in the industry.
The company, which operates in 20 different locations around the UK, has made PPE masks and gloves available to all driver partners as well as trialling in-vehicle protective screens to help separate drivers from passengers.
Contactless payment via AirPlay on the Veezu app continues to be encouraged, and specialist regional vehicle cleaning stations with a disinfectant technology that kills 99.99% of viruses are another measure to be introduced in Veezu’s continued commitment to moving passengers safely around their communities.
Passengers are being sent text reminders to avoid contact while travelling with Veezu; to wear a face cloth and sit in the back seat after washing their hands.
Nathan Bowles, CEO at Veezu said: “We have always been an agile and evolving business and are expert at adapting to changing circumstances. This is a brave new world and we are keen to continue our service with as little impact as possible on our customers and Driver Partners, while introducing what safety measures we can. COVID-19 means we must all find new ways to still go about everyday life safely but conveniently.
“Since this pandemic has swept the country, we have added the Veezu Delivers app and Click and Collect offering to our list of services, as we try and support our customers wherever we can and make things as convenient as possible for them. All deliveries are always left at the door, in keeping with social distancing measures.
“We are wholly committed to keeping our towns and cities moving safely 24/7. We are first choice for transporting a number of key workers on behalf of their employers, and their safety is also paramount to us.
“We deliver essential supplies for many, including groceries and life-sustaining medical equipment to those in need. These are also left at designated safe zone to minimise contact.”
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