Veezu has introduced new safety measures across its fleet as  the prevention of Covid-19 becomes a way of everyday life and people seek a safe alternative to public transport.

Veezu has made face coverings available to all drivers and is trialling in-vehicle protective screens to help separate drivers from passengers.

To minimise the handling of cash, contactless payment options are available on all bookings made via the V Cars mobile app and through its new SMS payment solution AirPay. The measures are being brought in across all Veezu’s five UK hubs.

Drivers and their vehicles have access to specialist regional vehicle cleaning stations. And passengers are advised, in line with UK Government guidance, to avoid contact and sit in the back seat while travelling, to wear their own face covering and to wash their hands before and after travelling.

Aaron Singh, regional director at Veezu’s Bristol-based division, V Cars, said: “This is a brave new world and we are keen to continue our service with as little impact as possible on passengers and driver partners, while introducing what safety measures we can. Covid-19 means we must all find new ways to go about everyday life safely but conveniently.”

The company has also launched a new Veezu Delivers app to make takeaway foods and everyday essentials available. And a You Click, We Collect service has been introduced allowing Veezu drivers to deliver supermarket shopping, thus allowing customers to avoid lengthy queues.

As well as V Cars, Veezu operates in South Wales as Dragon Taxis; in Leeds as Amber Cars; in Solihull and Birmingham as A2B Cars and in Shropshire and the West Midlands as Go Carz.

Ryan Owen, managing director of Dragon Taxis, said: “ “Safety has always been a priority throughout the business and all journeys will continue to be carried out safely but conveniently. We want to alleviate any concerns passengers or driver partners may have about sourcing face coverings.”