Uber is introducing mandatory face coverings from June 15.
Uber has introduced a mandatory face-covering policy in the UK. From Monday, June 15, all drivers and passengers must wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID–19.
To ensure this policy is enforced, Uber are rolling out new technology via their app. London-based drivers must upload a selfie before going online, to prove they are wearing a mask. It will also question drivers as to whether they have taken necessary precautions, such as sanitising their car. This technology will first be used in London, with plans to apply it to the whole of the UK in due course.
Moreover, the new technology permits drivers to cancel their journey without penalty if riders are not wearing face coverings. Passengers can also use this feature.
“For months we’ve been urging people to stay home, for their safety and the safety of drivers who make essential trips,” said Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe.” Now, as cities begin to reopen and people start moving again, we’re taking measures to help everyone stay safe and healthy every time they use Uber.
“We’ve introduced measures to ensure that every driver can access the PPE they need for free to help keep them. safe when driving with Uber, and from Monday, we will require anyone using the Uber app in the UK to wear a face-covering.”