Lynk invests €150,000 in protective screens to separate taxi drivers and passengers in the fight against Covid-19

Lynk becomes first taxi service to install protective screens and ensure fully contactless journeys across Dublin

Lynk, Dublin’s taxi booking app, has invested €150,000 to equip its vehicles with protective screens. The screens divide the front and back of Lynk taxis, and will offer significant comfort to both drivers and passengers as they begin to move around the city again.

Lynk’s solution isolates the driver in the front of the taxi with a polycarbonate screen, sealing off the front of the taxi from the back so that there is no contact, no common breathing air and no transfer of air-borne water particles between the driver and passenger.

A team of five fitters installed the screens at Lynk’s own garage in Newmarket, Dublin 8. By using the Lynk app and paying by card or by opening an account, passengers can ensure there is no physical contact between themselves and their driver as there is no cash transaction.

Currently the majority of Lynk’s active fleet of vehicles have had the screens installed, with the remainder to be completed over the coming weeks. Lynk’s drivers are also equipped with protective masks and have been following guidelines on how to clean their vehicles.

Noel Ebbs, CEO of Lynk, said: “As some of the lockdown measures begin to be eased, we need to ensure the safety of drivers and the general public as people start to move more freely around the city. Installing these protective screens and equipping our drivers with protective equipment means we can help keep everyone safe, limit their exposure to others and prevent the spread of Covid-19.”

These protective measures follow the launch of a new ‘Lynk Delivery’ service to support local businesses and customers affected by Covid-19. The service sees Lynk Delivery drivers collect shopping from a wide range of businesses across the capital and deliver it direct from store to door.  The move will help people in the local community who are staying at home to arrange a shopping delivery from their local stores, newsagents, chemists and other essential services.

The shopkeepers can simply order a Lynk Delivery when the shopping is ready to go.

Lynk was launched in February 2015 by founder and CEO Noel Ebbs, a taxi tech entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in taxi technology. Developed specifically for the Irish market, Lynk provides a quality, safe and efficient service. Lynk is based in Newmarket, Dublin and provides 75 Irish jobs.

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