It goes without saying that these are very strange times for everyone! Suddenly, even the simplest things we’d do day-to-day are either not possible, or could just leave you feeling a little anxious – one such thing is making your journey to work, school or the supermarket each day via the use of public transport.
Right now, some public transport might feel somewhat risky – that’s because, in some ways, it is. We’ve all seen the photographs and videos of packed buses, busy tube lines, bustling tube stations… if you’re trying to limit your contact with others during the Coronavirus pandemic, public transport certainly isn’t the way to go.
At Wags Executive Private Hire, we’re committed to getting you from A to B in the safest way that we can – and that means taking some extra measures during this particularly strange era.
Here are just a few reasons why using taxis is safer than using other modes of public transport in the age of COVID-19.
More Thorough Cleaning
Bus and train drivers often have a busy schedule to keep to, meaning that – in some cases – important added cleaning measures may fall by the wayside or simply not be completed to a high enough standard to protect all passengers from exposure to COVID-19.
Add to this the fact that much of the cleaning can only be done before the start or after the end of the journey, and it’s clear that your local bus route may not be kept quite as clean as you think – a bus could be cleaned top to bottom before the beginning of a journey, but by the time you board, the seats, bells, bannisters, etc. may have been touched by hundreds of people.
At Wags Executive Private Hire, we’re taking extra care to ensure that our cabs are always kept safe, clean and sanitary – you won’t be exposed to germs passed on by hundreds of other people when you ride with us, as we’re cleaning thoroughly and regularly.
While there are currently legal guidelines in place that all public transport users should wear a mask when travelling, almost everyone will have experienced a situation in which they found themselves on public transport with another passenger who isn’t complying.
This could be down to a few different things. Of course, those with certain medical conditions do not need to wear a mask, but there may also be bus drivers who do not feel able to enforce this, or passengers who remove their masks when the train conductor isn’t looking.
At Wags Executive Private Hire, keeping our cabs COVID-safe means ensuring that the use of masks is standard and consistent. We want to keep our drivers and passengers safe and well, and ensuring the use of face masks when travelling with us is just one of the many ways that we are working to do this.
Extra COVID-Safe Measures
We’re closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and are quickly moving in-line with the government and with thousands of other businesses around the country to ensure that extra COVID-safe measures are put in place whenever needed and as soon as possible.
Measures that we have in place or may put into place in-line with the changing advice are extra cleaning, the use of masks, passengers being unable to sit in the front of the cab, the use of partitions separating the front and back seats of the cab and social distancing between staff and passengers.
While other modes of public transport have, of course, put certain measures into place to keep passengers as safe as possible, these are much more difficult to both enforce and upkeep.
Less Exposure To The Public
During the pandemic, it’s best to limit your contact with anyone from outside of your household whenever you can. Using modes of transport such as trains and buses simply does not allow for this to happen as effectively as it should.
When travelling on a train or bus, you may be coming into contact with hundreds of strangers at any one time, leading to increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. Again, this also applies to touching the same surfaces as these passengers on the different vehicles – and Coronavirus has been proven to survive on some surfaces for up to 28 days if not thoroughly sanitised.
Taking a taxi with Wags Executive Private Hire limits your contact with others to our driver, who is positioned at a safe social distance and observing important preventative measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus. Limit your contact with others in this way, and you drastically limit your potential exposure to COVID-19.
No Unnecessary Extra Travel
Unless you live right outside your nearest public transport station and work, study or shop right next to your destination station, you’re bound to have to take on some extra travel or wait with other passengers during your journey.
When you travel with Wags Executive Private Hire, we’ll take you to exactly where you need to go. No waiting in a bustling train station, no standing at a crowded bus stop and no making your way through highly-populated town centres to get to where you need to be – we’ll pick you up and drop you off at your desired destination as quickly as we can and as safely as we can.
Don’t take any unnecessary risks or leave yourself feeling anxious through the use of other public transport – ride with us and experience just how safe travelling locally can be, even in these strangest of times.