Uber is implementing new safety measures in order to ensure they can safely return to serving the public, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Starting on May 18, everyone who is in an Uber—whether they’re driving or riding as a customer—will be required to wear a face mask.
Further, both passengers and drivers will be required to ensure their mask covers their nose and mouth.
According to a release from Uber, these measures are intended to help protect the health and safety of both the passenger and the driver.
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Additionally, customers will no longer be permitted to sit in the front seat, in order to help prevent person-to-person contact as much as possible.
This means there will be one fewer seat in every vehicle—something those travelling in groups should be mindful of.