Uber rolls out COVID-19 safety measures for lessor partners and users

In an effort to solidify its role in overcoming the current pandemic, the popular app Uber introduced a number of COVID-19 safety measures for its lessor partners and users to utilize and keep safe while moving.

From an online checklist and mask verification system to refunding the purchase of disinfecting supplies and safety tips, the tech company says Jamaicans can take a lease in the app with peace of mind.

“Our COVID-19 tools & initiatives are geared towards keeping lessor partners and users of the app safe. We all have a role to play and similar to how Jamaicans trust the app to keep
them moving, they can trust that these measures will keep them safer when followed,” said Uber.

With the app’s Go Online Checklist tool, lessor partners will be asked to complete a checklist that prompts them to confirm a few preventative measures before connecting. These
include pledging that the vehicle and hands have been sanitized and masks are on.

Uber’s mask verification system works by advising lessor partners to take a selfie of themselves wearing a mask prior to connecting which will then be communicated via an in-app message.

For users, any person reported for not wearing a mask will be required to take a selfie with their mask on before they can request their next lease. If a user continues to violate the mask policy, they risk being blocked from the Uber app.

Uber is also offering Jamaicans 3,000 free leases to and from vaccination centers that can be redeemed by using the promotional code 10MV-JAVACCINE. The offer ends on October 30, 2021, and is a part of the company’s global commitment to contribute 10 million free or discounted leases through the application.

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