Over the course of the last few weeks, the government has gradually escalated measures to fight the spread of coronavirus. From advising the most vulnerable to stay at home at all times to closing schools, the measures have been wide-ranging. Travel restrictions have brought the airline industry to a virtual standstill and, as a result, our airport transfers have become far less frequent. The lives of everyone in the UK have been upended.
Just last week, the government advised everyone to remain at home, detailing only four essential reasons for leaving – to work (only where this cannot be done at home), to shop for basic necessities, for medical reasons (or to provide care to an at-risk person) or to exercise once a day. If you are venturing outside, you must keep your distance from others – at least 2m.
Understandably, as with the rest of the UK, we’re desperate to do everything we can to prevent the transmission of coronavirus – and we’re adapting as quickly as we can to new government measures and restrictions as and when they are introduced.
We understand the reservations that many customers may have about travelling at this time and we’ve ramped up hygiene practices to address these concerns. We’ve instituted a range of measures to give ourselves the best possible chance of remaining virus-free.
The first, and arguably most important step, is the frequent use of hand sanitiser. Wash your hands has been an ever-present in the government’s messaging during this time and we fully intend on following it. Keeping a bottle of hand sanitiser in every one of our vehicles moving forward will ensure that our drivers reduce the risk of contracting and transmitting coronavirus. Additionally, any passengers can also use hand sanitiser upon entry and exit from the vehicle.
While the efficacy of wearing masks has been questioned, a mask is undoubtedly better than no mask. All of our drivers will be wearing masks at all times while they are driving you – or your goods – to your destination. As far as we know, coronavirus spreads through droplets generated by an infected person coughing or sneezing. Any drivers working will be asymptomatic but even those without any symptoms are capable of spreading the disease. By wearing a mask, the risk of passing on the disease is reduced.
We have also decided to regularly deep clean every vehicle. By using the proper chemicals and equipment, we can ensure that our cars are as safe as possible for every single customer.
Please keep an eye on our website – and social media accounts – to stay abreast of any and all developments. We’re rapidly changing the way we operate to provide all of our customers with a safe service.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us via email, phone or on social media. Stay safe everyone!