The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in modern times.  The global impact of the virus is beyond doubt, but it is worth remembering that viruses cannot travel great distances, they rely on a host to spread.

It is possible to keep ourselves safe by following the simple guidelines set down by the government of ‘Hands, Face, Space’ - keep your hands clean, wear a face covering, and maintain a social distance from others not in your household or bubble at all times.

It is, however, acknowledged that there are roles where following all of these steps is not possible all of the time, such as driving a taxi, or travelling in a taxi. For this reason, we have worked with our neighbouring district and city councils in Cambridgeshire as well as Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health to launch a ‘COVID Trained’ safety scheme, where drivers can learn more about keeping both themselves and their passengers safe.

Once the training has been completed, those drivers who hold vehicle licences will be able to claim the full cost, or up to £100 (whichever is the lower amount) towards the cost of an approved COVID-19 screen for their vehicle, subject to complying with the offer's terms and conditions set out below.

Approved screen terms and conditions

Please read the full terms and conditions [PDF, 93Kb] before applying.  

Information for passengers

Part of the online training involves you viewing a short video which shows the recommended steps a driver should take in order to promote safer travel whilst the COVID‐19 risk remains present. Please ensure you view this video.

Take the "Safer Transport: COVID" training

To undertake the training and get access to funding towards an approved screen, please visit East Cambridgeshire District Council’s website who are hosting the online training for all of the schemes participating in Cambridgeshire.