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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 17 November 2021

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Questions (61)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

61. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport the guidelines for protective screens in taxis that are used as a protective measure to protect drivers against Covid-19; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that drivers have failed their NCT test due to having a screen installed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56426/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The National Transport Authority (NTA), as the statutory regulator for the SPSV sector under the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, has published information for the SPSV industry on COVID-19 which includes guidelines in relation to the installation of temporary dividing screens. This information is available on the NTA's website.

Given the role of the NTA as regulator, I have referred the Deputies' question to the Authority for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days.

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