Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
1096. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a scheme will be established to financially support taxi drivers to install partitions in their taxis to protect their health and that of their passengers or possibly charge the NTA with installing such partitions in all taxis; if disinfecting and cleaning bays with sanitiser and disinfectant sprays will be established in towns and cities to ensure drivers can disinfect regularly in view of Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7019/20]
The National Transport Authority, as the regulatory body for the small public service vehicle (SPSV) sector, has published information for the SPSV industry which includes guidelines, based on the latest available public health advice, on how to keep vehicles clean to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This document is available on the NTA's website.
I have also referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.