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COVID and 8 Seater Taxis/Minibus

  • 18-09-2020 11:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭ KevRossi
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    We need to move 13/14 people about 40Km next Friday. I can't find any details on any government page or on the taxi regulators page about distancing in this case, as it falls under Level 3.

    I rang a couple of taxi companies, they didn't seem too sure, and said 5 passengers could probably fit into a VW Transporter. We would have no issue renting 3 of them, but we would need to be sure.

    Journey is within Dublin County. A 52 seat bus won't do as the last stretch of road is too narrow for one.

    Does anybody know of specific guidelines for taxis, or do we just take their word for it?

    Thanks for any advice.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 21,074 Mod ✭✭✭✭ bk
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    Is it an essential trip? The current guidelines now say that public transport should only be used for essential trips.

    I'm not certain if it officially goes against the guidelines, but I'd say 6 people in a vehicle with no distancing would certainly go against the spirit of the restrictions, if not the letter of the law.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭ KevRossi
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    bk wrote: »
    Is it an essential trip? The current guidelines now say that public transport should only be used for essential trips.

    I'm not certain if it officially goes against the guidelines, but I'd say 6 people in a vehicle with no distancing would certainly go against the spirit of the restrictions, if not the letter of the law.

    Thanks, was thinking that too.

    Yes, the trip is essential and cannot be moved, no way out of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,615 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie
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    If it's an indoor meeting it should be cancelled and if more than 15 outdoors should also be cancelled according to level 3

    https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ad569-level-3/#organised-indoor-gatherings


  • Registered Users Posts: 598 ✭✭✭ sidcon
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    Would a minibus not work ie a 25/30 seater, there is a few companies about with them


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,969 ✭✭✭ KevRossi
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    We're going with 3 x 16 seater buses as they can be driven to the destination and will allow for plenty of spacing. 4 of us will travel in 2 cars (families), so 3 people in each minibus.

    Thanks for the advice.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89
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    I think most taxi drivers/companies would be glad of any bit of business they could get regardless of govt. guidelines or reccomendations


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