Uber Rolls Out COVID-19 Safety Measures for Lessor Partners and Users

Kingston, Jamaica – 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 refund the purchase of disinfecting supplies and safety tips, the tech company says the 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.