Uber will daily across South Africa between 5 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 8 pm, during the 21-day National lockdown.

Services will be restricted for essential travel only.

“We remain in close contact with local public health authorities and will continue to follow their guidance to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19“The health and safety of our community comes first, and we will do our best to support drivers, our community and essential staff during these unprecedented times,” Uber said in a statement.

The ride-hailing company said it had physical distancing safety precautions and guidance in place to avoid the spread of the virus.

Uber will be taking the following precautions:

  • Uber has introduced safety recommendations within the app to help raise awareness about travel restrictions and social distancing.
  • Riders who will be using the service for non-essential travel will be required to produce supporting documentation.
  • Uber will be providing safety information to drivers and riders in line with public health authorities guidance.
  • Uber may temporarily suspend the accounts of customers and drivers confirmed to have contracted or been exposed to COVID 19.
  • Drivers who are diagnosed with the or placed in individual quarantine by a public health authority will receive financial assistance for a period of up to 14 days.