Decision details

Safety screens in taxi and private hire vehicles

Reference: D50906

Decision Maker: Director of Communities and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To address the demand for safety screens in taxi and private hire vehicles by

a) Retaining the council’s current policy on approving safety screens for permanent use, and permitting people who have had safety screens fitted of an approved design and installation to claim 50% up to £250 of the costs;
b) As a temporary measure resulting from the current pandemic, permitting owners/operators of taxi and private hire vehicles to fit safety screens which have not yet been approved by the council, in order to raise confidence that taxi and private hire vehicles can reduce the likelihood of transmission of Covid-19. The council will accept no liability for loss, damage or injury resulting directly or indirectly from the installation and/or useof any such safety screen, and will require the screen to be removed when the Covid-19 emergency ends

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Andrew White 0113 3781562 Email:

Publication date: 20/05/2020

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