DG Group Statement Regarding Public and Driver Safety over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
We have the same concerns as everyone else in the country about coronavirus. Passenger and Driver safety remain at the forefront of our minds.
Relying on the advice issued by the Government, we have made sure all self-employed drivers working with us have received advice, so that they can do all they can to protect themselves and the travelling public.
Although supplies are limited, we are working to provide drivers with disinfectants to help them keep their cars clean. Some drivers may choose to wear protective masks and we must stress that you must not be alarmed by this action.
If you suspect you been in contact with anyone who has the virus or have it yourself please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BOOK A TAXI as this puts our Drivers and other Customers at risk.
We strongly advise you to continue to follow NHS advice and wash your hands thoroughly as directed in the video below.
Although drivers are self-employed, we are not unsympathetic to the position some of them might find themselves in if they contract coronavirus or are required to self-isolate, as a result of having been in close contact with someone with the virus.
At present, all we can do is to reassure all concerned that we are closely monitoring the situation and will, if we consider it necessary and economically viable to the company, take whatever gratuitous action we consider appropriate to assist drivers.