The CPT has warned its members that, based on recent guidance from the Cabinet Office, private hire coach trips are currently only permitted for single households and their support bubbles.
This news contradicts what was previously set out in the DfT’s Safer Transport guidance for operators, which stated that social contact rules would not ‘place any capacity constraints on public transport services and private hire vehicles.’
It added that operators could provide transport services that ‘accommodate multiple separate groups.’
Based on this latest information, the CPT says that coach trips or tours carrying people from multiple households will not be permitted until 17 May, when stage three of the Government’s road map is scheduled to begin.
Following a meeting between Baroness Vere, Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, and CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler, the Minister has ‘agreed to review the matter and see what can be done.’