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SPSV Telephone Survey

A confidential telephone survey of SPSV drivers nationwide will be completed in the coming days. This survey will aim to establish how services have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will cover areas such as current demand, operational expenses and insurance, together with other topical items for the industry. The survey will…

Enterprise Support Grant for businesses impacted by COVID-19

From Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection   Last updated 14 August 2020   What Enterprise Support Grant for businesses impacted by COVID-19 is How to Qualify Rate of Payment Apply   Queries should be addressed to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Information line: 071 9193302 Email: info@welfare.ie

SPSV Information Line – Call Volumes

SPSV Information Line The SPSV Information line continues to receive an unprecedented number of calls, resulting in long wait times. On Monday 6 July a total of 1,004 calls were placed which is the highest number recorded on one day. Recent weeks have seen an influx of calls in the mornings when the SPSV Information…

Covid-19 Fáilte Ireland Industry Advisory Group – SPSV Representation

  We are delighted to advise that Con O’Donohue, Chair to the Advisory Committee on SPSVs (Taxi Advisory Committee), has joined the “Covid-19 Fáilte Ireland Industry Advisory Group” which provides feedback and input from a cross section of industry to help guide Fáilte Ireland’s response to this crisis.  Con will represent the SPSV (taxi, hackney…

Face coverings to become compulsory

Face coverings will shortly be compulsory on all SPSV services. Wearing a face covering is already strongly recommended. Now it is to become mandatory. As public health authorities have advised, face coverings can help prevent someone who may not even know they are infected from making other people sick, and the use of face coverings…

NCTS Statement 27 June

“Press Statement 27 June 2020   Vehicle Owners Reminded of 4 Month Test Extension and 16 NCT Test Centres re-opening on Monday 29 June   The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) has now updated all records for those customers’ vehicles that qualified for the 4 month test extension as announced by the Minister for Transport,…

SPSV Vehicle Licence Suspensions – Tamper-Proof Disc Reapplication

NTA is currently telephoning licence holders at least 5 working days before their suspension ends to establish whether they want to make a nationwide booking to have their tamper-proof discs reapplied or to extend the suspension period.   For those licence holders wishing to end their suspension period earlier than initially specified, please email suspension@nationaltransport.ie to arrange…

SPSV Information & Booking Line – Abnormally High Volumes – COVID-19

• The very high level of calls and queries being made by SPSV operators currently are causing waiting times of approximately 15 minutes. Please email your query to taxis@nationaltransport.ie if at all possible. The response time is likely to be faster by email.   • We are advised that NCTS is also experiencing high call…