New taxi safety screen to help fight coronavirus transmission 

Toyota Safety Screen

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

With the easing of lockdown measures continuing, 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. 

Toyota 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 10 minutes by a Toyota-qualified technician and involves no structural changes or damaging of the interior. 

The Toyota 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 (TfL) to ensure the initial medium-sized screen is TfL approved for use with PCO license holders in Prius models and the full Corolla line-up. Approval has now been granted for a large-sized screen for use in larger vehicles such as the seven-seat Prius+ and RAV4 SUV.

List of compatible Toyota & Lexus models

PN1 (Medium): PW710-02000 (TfL Approved) PN2 (Large): PW710-47000 (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 2 RAV4 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 safety screens are being made by Toyota Motor Europe 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, and Lexus 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.” 

Comments (68)

  1. Hi, I had ordered this safety sheet from my local Toyota garage 6-7 weeks ago. Gave them my car details, still they order wrong size last Monday and told me new sheet will be fitted in a couple of days. It’s been more tha. A week now and still nothing from them. Their service is atrocious.

    I have lost so much because of this unnecessary delays especially after last Monday when I had to take my alternate sheet off because they were meant to fit new one.

    Even made a complaint about the level of service to their manager but still disappointed.

    1. Hi Atif,
      Thanks for getting in touch with us. We’re really sorry to hear about this.
      Would you like to be put in touch with our customer relations team directly? They are best placed to explore your situation further and offer any necessary support.
      Once again, we apologise that you are unhappy with your experience with us.
      Thanks.

    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.

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

    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.

  5. 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 Russell,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      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.

    1. Hi Jon,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Our taxi screens have gone through vigorous testing in order to ensure their safety, and unfortunately the Verso is not currently one of our eligible models.
      Thanks.

  6. Hi, I was wondering whether you are just limitied to Toyota protective screens? I have a Tucson 2017 model, using it as a private hire vehicle.

    1. Hi Adnan,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The taxi screens undergo vigorous safety testing within our cars in order to ensure their efficiency and therefore are only produced for Toyota vehicles.
      Thanks.

  7. Hello, presumably once the screen is installed the seats can not be adjusted, is this correct?

    Thank you

    1. Hi James,

      As the screen is installed using the seat pockets in the back of the front seat, this does mean adjustment of those seats is then limited.

      That’s not to say they can’t be moved at all, but care will need to be taken to ensure the fitting isn’t disturbed.

      Thanks

  8. Hi, posted a question yesterday but put the whole Reg number by mistake. Can you please delete the Reg number if you decide to post the comment.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Tesfay,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Regarding your previous comment, “Hi there I have Toyota Prius 2012, I have asked a few Toyota dealers in my area in west London to fit the temporary screen for privet hire cars. Two dealers in my area said they don’t do for Toyota Prius before 2015. On TFL website it said the screen approved was from 2010. Can you please clarify which one the truth.”
      We can confirm that Prius models from 2010 are now eligible for the taxi screen.
      We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused, and an update is being sent out to all of our centres today.
      We would recommend re-contacting your nearest centre shortly for further information.
      You can find your nearest centre, here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/forms-v2/forms?tab=pane-dealer
      Thanks.

      1. Contacted my local toyota services and dealers all of them refused to fit the screen for cars before 2015. ( Hayes, Twickenham,and Watford)

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

          1. Hi Tesfay,
            Thanks for your reply.
            We’ve checked your reg, and unfortunately your vehicle is not eligible for the taxi screen.
            We apologise for any confusion.
            We are always looking to improve our product offering, and we’ll pass this along to our product team.
            Thanks.

  9. Will these screens fit into Toyota Avensis? Registration is GVO8 NVM.

    Are Vosa/MOT garages gonna be ok with them too?

    1. Also can you please tell me which dealerships can install these screen in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire areas or the closest ones to them please.

          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. Hi Shahid,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      Unfortunately, the Avensis is not currently one of our eligible models for the taxi screen.
      Regarding the MOT, we would recommend speaking to your nearest centre for a full list of requirements in order to meet the standards of the test.
      Thanks.

        1. Hi there,
          Thanks for your reply.
          We’ve checked with our wider product team and, as your car is not a UK model, we do not currently make a taxi screen to fit.
          We would recommend checking with the Toyota distributor in the region from which you imported your car to see if they make a screen specific to this model.
          Thanks.

  10. Hi there, how can I order one, I visited the Toyota UK web but no sign of the screen, any help will be appreciated.

  11. I would like to know after fitting the screen we can get a certificate from Toyota or we need to get a certificate from Horiba Mira?

    1. Hi Ramzan,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are not issuing certificates upon installation as standard but our screens are approved by TfL for installation in London PCO vehicles.

      Thanks.

    1. Hi Tina,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The holes on the back of the screen are for the cable ties which are designed to loop through the holes and fix the screen firmly to the headrest, the rest of the weight is then supported by the seat pockets.

      Thanks.

      1. Hi , Do I need to inform car insurer after installtion of screen protection. Could you plz check availability of car protection for my car REG:- ND60MGO
        Thnaks

        1. Hi Hussain,
          Thanks for getting in touch.
          We would recommend checking with your insurer as to their information requirements regarding screen protection installation.
          Regarding the taxi screen, there is one available for the Prius, although we would suggest contacting your nearest Toyota centre in order to confirm the compatibility of your vehicle model.
          You can find your nearest centre, here: https://www.toyota.co.uk/forms-v2/forms?tab=pane-dealer
          Thanks.

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for getting in touch. Vehicles built from production month March 2010 – December 2015, have passed safety testing and are on the approved list of models. As your Prius is a gen 3 2012 model it is included.

      Thanks.

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