Decision details

To permit a temporary change of policy in relation to medicals required by Taxi Drivers

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The decision has been taken due to the unprecedented threat to Public Health posed by the outbreak of COVID-19

The current policy requires a taxi driver to obtain from their GP, a completed D4 Medical (same standard as for Bus and Lorry drivers). This is sent to our Occupational Health Doctor who decides if a driver is fit to drive a taxi and what period should pass prior to a further medical being required

Due to the current crisis, it is proving impossible for drivers to obtain medicals from their GP’s or private medical companies, who are not carrying out this function at the present time

The decision is in line with the DfT decision (17th April 2020) concerning bus and lorries drivers

Contact: Richard Ball, Director for economy and place Email: Tel: 01432260965.

Publication date: 14/05/2020

Date of decision: 14/05/2020

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