Chauffeur Hygiene Coronavirus
There has been increased attention on this in recent weeks, with the unsettling spread of the coronavirus around the world. As one of London’s leading chauffeur companies, our team at Van Marle are taking precautionary steps in training all of our reliable and professional chauffeurs to ensure that they are following the correct safety procedures, for both our clients and themselves.
As distributed by the Transport for London (TFL) we are undergoing the strict regulations for an enhanced cleaning regime to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.
London Chauffeurs and Coronavirus
Should there be a situation where one of our chauffeurs has become aware that they may have been in contact with someone who could be infected with Coronavirus, our chauffeur will then self-isolate immediately and will stop all chauffeuring services. We have asked that all of our chauffeurs are very cautious when it comes to their own personal hygiene as well as ensuring that the vehicle itself is clean, hygienic and tidy, this also includes make sure that they monitor their own health as well.
Once the chauffeur has complete a journey and dropped off a client, before cleaning a vehicle the chauffeur will first wash his hands thoroughly. Having completed this procedure, our chauffeur will wash his hands thoroughly. Having completed this procedure, they will then focus on the sanitisation of the vehicle.
A clean car not only eases your mind of Coronavirus, it is also a sign of a responsible driver. It also shows that we are willing to go the extra mile to provide an excellent service for our customers. The cleanliness of our cars will give you all the faith that our team of professional chauffeurs will get you to your destination in a hygienic and safe manner.
Before we escort a new client or before a new client enters the vehicle, our chauffeur team will provide a full hygiene procedure this will include cleaning and sanitising the seats, door handles, as well as any other human contact areas, such as vehicle surfaces where a previous passenger may have touched etc. Once the car has been completely sanitised, the chauffeur will then wash his hands again.
Here at Van Marle, we always use cleaning shampoos, interior cleaners and polishers that are made especially for cars, we are very particular about using good quality glass and wheel cleaners.
Coronavirus Procedures from our Chauffeurs
At Van Marle we can guarantee our chauffeurs will carry out the following hygiene routines and procedures in order for safe travel to all of our clients around London. These will include the following procedures...
The Greeting Procedure
On the arrival at the car our chauffeur will provide you with hand sanitisers and wipes, but if you have your own, feel free to use them. The chauffeur will also remain a safe distance away from you at all times and refrain from making any contact with you.
Sitting Behind your Chauffeur
During pandemics chauffeur driven travel will remain relatively safe but it is recommend that you sit directly behind your chauffeur, this should be the safest place to sit.
Magazines and Newspapers
The World Health Organisation warned that banknotes and coins may develop into a public health risk as they change hands frequently, picking up bacteria and viruses along the way.As the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that items which may change hands frequently may pick up more bacteria and viruses along the way, this is why the team at Van Marle have decided against the use of offering daily papers or magazines while the virus is a current threat. Magazines and newspapers are everyday objects in which we touch, this could easily lead to spreading the coronavirus.
In addition to these procedures our team of professional chauffeurs will also carry out the following:
- Handshakes will be avoided until further notice.
- Newspapers and magazines will be removed until further notice.
- Anti-virus wipes will be used to clean all vehicle interiors between passenger changes. Our chauffeurs will focus on the primary areas this includes all vehicle handles, the windows and window power buttons, door locks, any door storage areas, the vehicle's cup holders, any power cords, the seats and all seating areas including children’s car seats and all panels inside and outside of the vehicle.
- Our team will wear gloves when supporting clients with luggage, reassuring passengers.
- Our chauffeurs will only provide sealed drinks and refreshments which will then be removed when finished. Any items like this will also be removed with gloves.