Compulsory Face Coverings – 92% Passengers Feel Safe

10 December 2020

Under COVID Health Regulations there is now a legal requirement to wear a face covering when travelling in a taxi, hackney or limousine.


NTA Chief Executive Officer Anne Graham said:

“Taxis, hackneys and limousines are important parts of the Transport for Ireland public transport network. They have been operating throughout Covid-19 and continue to provide door to door services to passengers 24/7 nationwide.

We very much welcome the Minister for Health’s decision to sign this Regulation.  The signing of this Regulation will enable us to get the message out loud and clear that face coverings must be worn. NTA asked about COVID risk in a recent survey and 92% of passengers said they felt safe in taxi.

We encourage people to download the Driver Check app, for reassurance that they are travelling with a registered SPSV driver.”

Apple Store – Driver Check app

Google Play – Driver Check app