This page is to update private hire and hackney carriage drivers with the latest information they need to know. Updates are also sent to licensees by email. If you're not receiving these emails, send your up-to-date email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get online week 18 to 24 October
Get Online Week is here to help everybody get connected with free and friendly support to do more online.
From connecting with family and friends to staying safe when using the internet, in Salford we're always here to help.
During Get Online Week we're making it even easier for residents to discover for themselves the benefits of going online with lots of free events and drop-insessions all over the city.
Drop into your local gateway centre in Swinton, Walkden, Pendleton and Eccles or Broughton Hub any day between 10am and 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. Our friendly staff will are ready to welcome you in the foyer with a large screen to help you in whatever way you need - maybe it's to complete an applicationfor a Blue Badge or free school meals? Maybe you need help with your phone or tablet?
Children’s quiz to win a tablet!
To show how easy it is to go online to find information we've set up some quiz questions with a chance to win a tablet.
TalkTalk’s digital champions are running scam awareness sessions between 1pm and 3pm every day in our Gateways – Swinton on Monday, Walkden on Tuesday, Broughton Hub on Wednesday, Pendleton on Thursday and Eccles on Friday to help breakdown fears about scams online, as well as providing practical advice and tips to keep people safe.
During Get Online Week our digital team plus TalkTalk's digital champions will offer these same drop-in sessions at a different community centre each day.
HOST, Home of Skills and Technology
Hear from the experts at our digital technology super hub.
Get Online and Build your Portfolio
Tuesday 19 October, 1pm to 2pm
Get Online and be Cybersafe
Thursday 21 October, 10am to 11am
Find out more
More event details are on the Digital Everyone website. Salford's one stop website for courses, training and support to do more online confidently and safely.
But if you can't use a website call our Spirit of Salford helpline on 0800 952 1000.
Face coverings - June 2021
We have arranged a supply of face coverings for you. You can now visit a location below, present your driver badge or exemption letter and collect a box of face coverings to use for you and your passengers:
Below is a reminder of guidance to keep you and your passengers safe:
Picking up passengers
In the vehicle
End of journey – leaving the vehicle
Between every journey you should:
Guidance on face coverings / masks
Reporting incidents - April 2021
We are aware that on occasions drivers, vehicle owners and operators may be subject to unacceptable behaviour from members of the public. Some of the types of abuse include verbal and racial abuse or damage to vehicles. We would like licensees that experience this type of unacceptable behaviour to inform the Licensing Authority. Please report an incident using our online form. A news story was issued in February 2021 about the abuse of taxi and private hire drivers.
Safe travel during COVID-19 - April 2021
Please take a moment to watch this safe travel video which gives helpful information and advice to help protect you and your passengers. Thanks to East Cambridgeshire District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council for giving us permission to share it with you.