Taxi safety screen to fight coronavirus transmission 

Toyota has created a new taxi safety screen for use in UK minicabs to help protect both drivers and passengers from the possibility of coronavirus transmission.  

Taxi and private hire car drivers are at risk from potentially catching coronavirus while carrying passengers. The lightweight Toyota safety screen is made from a clear polycarbonate material that can reduce the chances of virus transmission. 

taxi safety screen

The safety screen has been rigorously tested to meet Toyota’s high safety standards, including the full deployment of the cabin airbags. Installation of the safety screens only takes ten minutes by a Toyota-qualified technician and involves no structural changes or damaging of the interior. 

The Toyota taxi safety screen is held in place by large tabs on its lower edge that are inserted into the seatback pockets of the front seats. The screen remains stable and in place during transit at high speed, even when both rear windows are fully open. 

The transparent safety screen contains a central opening flap that customers can use for cash or card payments. Although the main use of the screens will be in minicabs and taxis, the screens can also be used for demonstration vehicles and accompanied test drives.  

During the design process, Toyota liaised with Transport for London to ensure the initial medium-size screen is approved for use with PCO licence holders in Prius models and the full Corolla line-up. Approval has also been granted for a larger screen for use in vehicles such as the seven-seat Prius+ and RAV4 SUV.

List of compatible Toyota and Lexus models

PN1 (Medium): PW710-02001 (TfL Approved)PN2 (Large): PW710-47001 (TfL Approved)
Corolla (HB) 2019/01 FMC Gen12 Prius+ 2014/11 MMC Gen1 
Corolla (WG) 2019/01 FMC Gen12 RAV4 2015/10 MMC Gen4
Corolla (Sedan) 2019/01 FMC Gen12 RAV4 2018/11 FMC Gen5 
Auris 2012/10 FMC Gen 2RAV4 2020/06 Plug-in Hybrid
Auris 2015/05 MMC Gen2  
Toyota C-HR 2016/10 FMC Gen1  
Toyota C-HR 2019/10 MMC Gen1  
Prius 2009/05 FMC Gen3 
Prius 2015/12 FMC Gen4 
Prius 2018/12 MMC Gen4 
Prius Plug-in 2016/09 FMC 
Prius Plug-in 2019/05 MMC  
Camry 2017/09 FMC Gen5  
Camry 2018/04 FMC Gen5 
UX 2018/10 FMC Gen1 
UX300e 2020/08 Gen1 

The taxi safety screens are made by Toyota Manufacturing UK and can be ordered through Toyota retailers across the country. Prices (with VAT and fitting included) are £195 for the medium screen and £210 for the larger screen.

Stuart Ferma, Toyota fleet general manager said: “Transportation services everywhere are having to be adapted to take the risk of coronavirus transmission into account. We recognise the particular vulnerability of cab drivers and have come up with a solution we believe is effective and reasonably priced. We hope that the many drivers who loyally use our vehicles across the UK will be able to make good use of the new screens.” 

96 comments

  1. Hi Ash,
    Thanks for getting in touch with us.
    Could you please provide us with your reg? We will then be able to look into this further for you.
    Thanks.

  2. Please guys don’t waste your money and time, I have arranged to fit this in to my vehicle yesterday, the job done and when I come home to clean the vehicle I noticed that they have scratch my vehicle sides while they were fitting the the screen, I have photos to upload, also they mislead me with the price , It is not right to scratch the one year old vehicle, I hope I can upload some photos.

    1. Hi Said,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We’re sorry to hear about this.
      Our blog does not allow photo uploads, but we will email the address associated with your account to gather further details and pass these on to customer relations, who are best placed to discuss your situation in more detail and offer any necessary support.
      Thanks.

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for your comment.
      In order to ensure safety, our taxi screens have gone through vigorous testing, and unfortunately the Avensis is not currently one of our eligible models.
      Thanks.

  3. My advice to you guys, not to waste you money and time, I have fitted mine yesterday, firstly they mislead me with the price then when arrived home I start cleaning the vehicle, which I noticed they have scratched my vehicle sides while they were fitting the screen, it is not right to scratch a one year old vehicle, I don’t think I can upload a photo here but I am happy to send you if you require.

  4. Hi Karlo,
    Thanks for getting in touch.
    The difference between the medium and large taxi screens is the size, and therefore by association the models they fit.
    We would recommend contacting your nearest Toyota Centre regarding seeing a screen as this will not be possible unless they are currently fitting a screen to another vehicle.
    The screens can also be ordered through the Toyota Centre, whose contact details you can find here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/help-centre/email-us
    Thanks.

    1. I call them to arrange an hour to put the screen and unfortunately they say from yesterday they not fitting any more because of safety reason and now they working on new ones which again they need to wait for approving from TFL,do you know when will this happen is so annoying I bought a Prius yesterday morning because of this screen I was thinking to go back to work and now I just spend 10k in this recession,any advice?

      1. Hi Karlo,
        Thanks for getting in touch. We’re really sorry to hear you’re experiencing an issue with getting a taxi screen fitted.
        Could you please provide us with the name of the Toyota Centre you tried to contact? We can then look into this further for you.
        Thanks.

  5. I called then , answer was disappointing that it is not fit good but they can supply the parts only with a price that includes fitting

  6. I have a Prius and would be interested in having safety screen fitted , my reg is
    YD13NNW
    Thankyou
    Roger

    1. Hi A Islam,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Our taxi screens have gone through strict safety testing and are therefore only available for approved Toyota vehicles.
      We do not produce Lexus safety screens at this current time.
      Thanks.

      1. Hi Aioub,
        Thanks for getting in touch with us.
        Our taxi screens undergo rigorous safety testing within our cars in order to ensure their efficiency, and therefore these are only produced for Toyota vehicles.
        Thanks.

    2. I am annoyed as I bought a COVID screen fro Toyota for my Lexus RX 300 which they said they had one for. It is not a great fit and keeps popping out. I’ve noticed on here that they do not do one for my car so have I just been fobbed off. Complete waste of money.

      1. Hi Amir,
        Thanks for your comment.
        We do produce a taxi safety screen for the Prius Plus.
        If you could provide us with your reg, we can check the compatibility of your specific Prius Plus with the taxi screen for you.
        Thanks.

      2. Hi Amir,
        Thanks for your comment.
        We do produce a taxi safety screen for the Prius Plus.
        If you could provide us with your reg, we can check the compatibility of your specific Prius Plus with the taxi screen for you.
        Thanks.

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