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The Independent Voice of
Central West Queensland since 1923
Central West Queensland


11 May, 2020

Taxis back on the rank

ALTHOUGH Covid-19 restrictions have limited the service’s use, Longreach Taxi returns after a month-long hiatus, a move that has been welcomed by the local community.

By Hamish Hart

Longreach Taxi indefinitely discontinued the service from March 24 due to coronavirus concerns as the taxi deals exclusively with face-to-face contact with a multitude of people.

Owner of Longreach Taxis, Ray Penny, said the decision to re-open the service was made for the benefit of the community and with all health precautions in place.

“Longreach Taxis will adhere to all the Covid-19 restrictions currently in place,” Mr Penny said. “Whatever the legislation says, that’s what we will do.

“This means that only one person or people from the same household can travel in the taxi at any one time. Hand sanitiser will be available and it is strongly advised that it is used per trip.

“We are still adhering to a strict cleaning schedule to provide a safe experience for everyone. Please remember to respect our drivers and if the trip is not essential, just stay home.”

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