All Council offices remain closed to the public for an indefinite period due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Staff continue to work from home but please note that some services in Ceredigion will be affected during this time. To contact the Council telephone 01545 570881 or e-mail email@example.com You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates.
Guidance on actions that drivers, operators and owners of taxis and private hire vehicles can take to protect against coronavirus has been updated.
Public transport: potential reasonable measures action card (alert level 2)
Provides advice on measures that are likely to be reasonable to take to minimise the risk of coronavirus on public transport at alert level 2.
The updated guidance reflects the new rules on face coverings:
"The government has introduced new temporary measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) Omicron variant to slow its arrival and spread and to safeguard the NHS.
"Face coverings are now mandatory in transport hubs and public transport, including taxis and private hire vehicles."
You can read the latest guidance for taxi drivers during the pandemic from the Welsh Government Website.
As this guidance is subject to changes in accordance with the Legislation, you are encouraged to check back regularly to make sure you have the latest guidance.
Further information and support can be found on the following links:
- Taxi and private hire vehicle guidance | GOV.WALES
- Self-isolation support scheme | GOV.WALES
- Self-isolation Support Payment Scheme
We must all work together to keep Ceredigion safe and stop the spread of Covid-19 throughout our communities.
Hackney Carriage And Private Hire Driver Licences
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the criteria taken into account by the Licensing Authority when determining whether or not an applicant or an existing licence holder is a fit and proper person to hold a hackney carriage and/or a private hire driver's licence.
Designated Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
Below is the list of designated wheelchair accessible vehicles licensed by Ceredigion County Council.
To book one of these taxis, please telephone them on the number below and let them know of any special requirements you may have.
|SF62 AXW||Peugeot Expert||Hackney Carriage||Caron Owen||Hendre, Llanilar, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 4NZ||07944136048|
|MP12 ZZZ||Vauxhall Vivaro||Hackney Carriage||Richard Owen Morgans||Unit 10, Min Y Llyn, Glanyrafon Industrial Estate, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NG||07977344142|
|SF62 GAO||Peugeot Expert||Private Hire||Ian Richardson||5 Bro-Ffion, Caerwedros, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6BP||01545 560688|
|SF60 KZG||Peugeot Expert||Private Hire||Fastline Cabs Limited||17 Kingsmead, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7AP||07748586848|
|LX09 EUP||Renault Master||Private Hire||Lewis Taxi Cyf||Bryneithin, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, SY23 5DN||01974 202495|
You can watch a short video on safeguarding on the following link https://vimeo.com/369335248/be28cb645a
Protecting vulnerable people is everyone’s business
HEAR | SEE | SAY
Please help safeguard vulnerable people by reporting signs to prevent and protect them from neglect and abuse.
- Signs of Neglect can include poor living conditions, changes in appearance, unkempt appearance, dirty clothes.
- Signs of Abuse can be physical such as bruises, cuts or burns, changes in behaviour or personality, withdrawal from society or family and friends
- Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation can include making regular journeys alone to hotels or B&Bs, receiving gifts such as new clothing, mobile phones, hanging around or travelling with different adults, becoming withdrawn or isolated
Think also about the signs of: Domestic violence, human trafficking, modern slavery, female genital mutilation, forced marriages
Be the eyes and ears of the community!
If you see signs where there is an immediate risk, threat or danger phone the Police on 999
If you see any signs of neglect or emotional, physical, sexual and/or financial abuse, if the slightest thing worries you, report it.
TAXI DRIVERS: YOU are the eyes and ears of YOUR Community. Don’t ignore it, Report it.
If you witness a child or adult at risk of immediate harm, call the Police on 999
If you see signs of abuse or neglect contact:
Out of Hours: Emergency Duty Team
If it safe to do so – offer the “Live Fear Free” domestic abuse helpline number..…0808 8010800
Attention Taxi Drivers
If you’re a taxi driver, a private hire vehicle driver or operator you’ll need to complete a quick tax check when you renew your licence from April 2022.