Drive with confidence
You deserve to be able to go wherever the opportunity is. Get there with support on the road and technology that helps protect you and those around you.
Masks are no longer required
As of April 19, 2022, riders and drivers are not required to wear masks when using Uber. However, the CDC still recommends wearing a mask if you have certain personal risk factors and/or high transmission levels in your area.
Remember: many people still feel safer wearing a mask because of personal or family health situations, so please be respectful of their preferences. And if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip.
Updating our no-front-seat policy
Riders are no longer required to sit in the back seat. However, to give you more space, we’re still asking that riders only use the front seat if it’s required because of the size of their group.
Thank you for helping take care of one another
We know the pandemic has been difficult. But you’ve continued to go the extra mile to help protect our communities—whether it’s wearing a mask, making space for one another, or helping people get the food they need. Thank you for that.
It’s still important to take safety precautions while driving and delivering. So make sure to roll down the windows for extra airflow, sanitize your hands before and after trips or deliveries, and always cover your cough or sneeze.
Our Door-to-Door Safety Standard
Powered by Uber’s innovative technology, encouraging shared responsibility, and including guidance from health experts, these new measures are designed to help protect the health and safety of everyone who uses our platform.
Our Door-to-Door Safety Standard
New measures to help keep you safe and healthy.
In this together
To prioritize your health, all riders are required to wear a face cover or mask.
Face Cover Check
Before you go online, we ask you to take a photo of yourself, and our technology helps verify that you are wearing a face cover or a mask.
Health and safety supplies
We are working to provide you with health and safety supplies like face covers, disinfectants, and gloves to deliver food.
We are working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to share safety tips and resources.
Ride Safety Feedback
You’ll now be able to leave feedback on health issues, such as a rider not wearing a face cover or a mask. This helps us improve and holds everyone accountable.
Designing a safer experience
Features to help keep you safe
The app is built with technology to help you stay connected to your loved ones, our team, and emergency authorities, so you can go even further.
Help if you need it
Specially trained incident response teams are available anytime right from the app.
An inclusive community
Through our joint efforts with cities and safety experts and by working together, we’re helping to create safe journeys for everyone.
Peace of mind, wherever you go
Safety is designed into the experience. So you feel comfortable driving at night. So you can tell loved ones where you’re going. And so you know you have someone to turn to if anything happens.*
Emergency assistance button
You can use the in-app emergency button to call authorities to get help if you need it. The app displays your location and trip details, so you can quickly share them with emergency services.
24/7 incident support
Uber customer associates trained in incident response are available around the clock.
Follow My Ride
Friends and family can follow your route and will know as soon as you arrive.
Your feedback matters. Low-rated trips are logged, and users may be removed to protect the Uber community.
All Uber rides are tracked from start to finish, so there’s a record of your trip if something happens.
Rider verification through official ID, Facebook and payment methods
We implemented a multi-step safety verification process through which users might be requested to scan an official ID or submit their Facebook account when they choose cash as their payment method. If their payment method is electronic (credit, debit, or PayPal), we verify their relevant information.
Automatic learning technology in security measures
In order to identify in real time possible risks that may arise, the technology implemented through automated algorithms allows Uber to block potentially unsafe trips.
Strengthening our community
Uber’s Community Guidelines help riders and drivers enjoy a stress-free ride. Any person who doesn’t follow the guidelines may be at risk of being removed from the platform for the safety of the entire Uber community.
*Certain requirements and features vary by region and may be unavailable.
¹ This feature is in the process of rolling out and is currently only available in select markets.
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