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Here’s How UberEats And Deliveroo Are Fulfilling Your Takeaway Fix Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

By Laura Rogan March 13, 2020

Gotta get that Friday night fix.

Amid a global pandemic, there’s a lot to consider. What happens if I get sick? What will I do while I self-isolate? What if I fancy a Maccies lunch? The list goes on. Luckily for us, our favourite businesses have the answers.

Credit: Deliveroo

Triggered due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Deliveroo, UberEats and Just Eat have implemented new policies, continuing business as usual to ensure those who are stuck in self-isolation can enjoy their favourite meals. The new policies will see the popular food delivery services implement a “no-contact” drop-off policy, where orders will be left on customers doorsteps to ensure the safety of both drivers and customers.

Speaking of the new scheme, a representative from Just Eat has said:

“This new measure is applicable to all restaurants on the platform and the delivery couriers are being instructed to ring customers’ doorbell and leave the delivery bag at the door.”

UberEats announced the new delivery method earlier this week, saying to customers:

“We understand that you may be relying more on food delivery right now. If you prefer, you can leave a note in the Uber Eats app to ask your courier to leave your food at your door.”

Deliveroo will also be operating in a similar manner, with customers able to leave a note to the delivery driver about where to leave their order starting from next week. The business has also confirmed plans are in place should any of their drivers be diagnosed with COVID-19, adding that they’d be paying their staff more than the Statutory sick pay to support them during this time. Each rider will receive sanitiser to carry with them, in the hopes of protecting them from the virus.

If stockpiling isn’t your style (because it really shouldn’t be!), some supermarkets (including ASDA and Tesco) will also be offering no-contact delivery – with drivers required to drop groceries on customer’s doorsteps in a bid to reduce human contact and keep drivers healthy.

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