While the Netherlands may have been spared from some of the pandemic\’s worst effects, the threat still seems to loom large and is unlikely to subside any sooner. The government has launched a curfew, restricting people to leave their homes between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Considering the fact that such a curfew was last implemented during WWII, it is an extraordinary move to limit the spread of the latest and more infectious variant of the coronavirus strain.
Of course, you can leave the house for exceptions like medical emergencies, essential jobs, walking pets, etc. At Taxi Bellen Utrecht, we advise clients to stay indoors to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. And if you have to take a taxi due to unavoidable circumstances, make sure you follow these tips:
Reserve Your Seat In Advance:
Fill in the online contact form, or send us a message on Whatsapp to book a taxi in and around Utrecht. We\’re available 24×7 and will be at the chosen destination and at the appointed time without fail. In fact, a prior reservation is now mandatory to help local officials trace contacts if necessary.
As a precaution, our team will ask you if you have experienced corona-related symptoms like constant coughing, shortness of breath, etc. Please remember that our drivers reserve the right to refuse a ride if he has reason to believe you have corona-related symptoms.
Wear A Mask:
While drivers must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5m between themselves and passengers or between different passengers, it is also important that you wear a mask and use an alcohol-based sanitizer. Make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth. Several research studies have proved that wearing a mask helps reduce corona infection by more than 70%.
Some people are spreading a rumor that wearing masks causes Carbon Dioxide buildup, making the wearer sick. This is proved untrue since masks are designed to allow proper airflow.
Ask Your Driver To Open Windows:
A lot of drivers have installed plastic barriers to ensure a genuinely contactless driving experience. But as an added precaution, we suggest you open windows during the trip to improve indoor air circulation and ensure ventilation.
Unlike ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, private taxi rentals like ours are a safer bet because we have better control over sanitizing and cleaning protocols and ensure strict compliance.