This was released today @ 16:17 by Chris Howell,
Commercial Regulation Manager, Taxi Licensing Department, City of Wolverhampton Council
"All Taxi and Private Hire Drivers “SHOULD” wear face coverings" - Department for Transport
"Following specialist opinion from Public Health, drivers who are licensed with the City of Wolverhampton Council are advised that they should wear a face-covering at all times when passengers are inside their vehicle.
Passengers traveling within the vehicle must use a face-covering unless they have a medical condition preventing the use of face coverings.
Where a face covering cannot be worn for medical reasons, the passenger is expected to sit in the rear of the vehicle and as far away from the driver as possible. The windows should where practicable, be open for the entire journey to provide adequate ventilation.
On those occasions when a driver is asked to prove his identity, the face-covering may be temporarily removed."
CUSTOMERS NOTE :
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON DRIVERS ARE HEREBY AUTHORISED TO "REFUSE CARRIAGE" TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE A MEDICAL EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE AND WHO REFUSE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING - (FACE-MASK).
DEFINITION OF "FACE-MASK" :
A PROTECTIVE MASK COVERING NOSE, MOUTH AND EYES.
THAT DOES NOT MEAN A "SCARF" OR ANY OTHER "MATERIAL" THAT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR THE PURPOSE.
Any enquiries with regard this decision can be made directly to the following Wolverhampton MP's :
Pat McFadden - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart Anderson - email@example.com
Jane Stevenson - firstname.lastname@example.org