To consider a report of the
Head of Regulatory Services.
of Regulatory Services submitted a report requesting Members to
consider the proposed operational/policy changes needed to continue
the delivery of the taxi licensing aspects of the Licensing Service
during the coronavirus pandemic from 1st April
follows the first phase emergency action plan which covered the
months of April, May and June and which was approved on
9th April 2020 under emergency powers, the Phase 2
emergency action plan which was approved by the Sub-Committee on
25th June 2020, the Phase 3 emergency action plan which
was approved by the Sub-Committee on 17th September 2020
and the interim measures plan which was approved by the
Sub-Committee on 17th December 2020.
That the following proposals be approved:-
Where required a licensed
driver must provide a medical certificate completed by their own
GP. If a driver is unable to provide a
medical certificate because of the current restrictions; they may
complete the Council’s on-line medical self
–certification form which will be valid until the
30th June 2021 (extended from the 31st March
From the 1st July
2021 the driver will be required to provide a satisfactory medical
certificate signed by his own GP; if this is not possible due to
coronavirus delays, they may provide a certificate signed by a
doctor employed by a private medical company who has seen a summary
of the driver’s medical history.
From the 1st January
2022 the Council will only accept a satisfactory medical
certificate signed by the driver’s own GP.
This policy may be reviewed at
any time between the 1st April 2021 and the
1st January 2022 dependant on the progress of the
vaccine rollout and the relaxation of restrictions.
To continue the suspension of
all stages of the new driver application process until the
30th September 2021. This
position to be reviewed before the end of September