Uber has made a statement announcing this afternoon that it is introducing a mandatory face covering rule for passengers and drivers as of next week.
Passengers who do not comply with the rule will risk having their ride cancelled.
In an email sent to all registered Uber users, the taxi service stated: “We’re introducing mandatory face coverings as of Monday 15th June to help protect the health and safety of you and your driver.”
“From Monday, if you aren’t wearing a face mask or covering, your driver has the right to cancel your ride.”
“Similarly, you can also cancel your ride if your driver arrives and is not wearing a face covering”.
“When wearing a face covering or mask, make sure it covers your face from the bridge of your nose down to your chin.”
“Finally, anyone who is repeatedly flagged for not wearing a face covering will risk losing access to the app.”
Regional General Manager of Uber Northern & Eastern, Jamie Heywood, added: “For months we’ve been urging people to stay home, for their safety and the safety of drivers who make essential trips.”
“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.”
You can find out more information regarding face coverings via the official gov.uk website here.