COVID-19: update 25 March 2020
Operating as a Private Hire or Hackney carriage driver during Covid-19 - the Department of Transport has published this advice:
“Taxis and private hire vehicles can continue to work. But the advice is absolutely clear - people should stay at home if possible. That is the way to save lives and protect our NHS. The public should avoid travel unless absolutely essential. The only reasons to leave our houses are set out in the government guidance."
Clean as many surfaces as possible after a journey - door handles, seat belts and buckles, and if a passenger has coughed or sneezed, physical divisions between the driver and passenger, the rear of front seats etc.
Government advice is to 'frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products'.
Visit Universal Credit for information on benefits that may be available to the self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Existing drivers with a three-year licence can pay the annual fee.
(You will need a valid credit or debit card, please either register your details or select 'guest' to complete your application).
If you are an existing driver you should receive a renewal letter giving the date and time of your renewal appointment at least two weeks before your licence expires.
With the letter you will receive an application form to renew your driver’s licence, which you need to fill in before your appointment.
If you do not receive your renewal letter at least two weeks before your licence expires please email the licensing team as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Change of address
Tell us about a change of address by completing the change of address form
Lost your licence?
Request a replacement licence
Existing drivers will require a medical examination when they reach 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of age.
Applicants aged 65 years and over must have a medical examination each year and more frequently in certain circumstances.
Download the taxi driver medical report form (pdf)