If you need to ride, help protect our communities when you do.
Lyft drivers and riders have always been the type of people who look out for each other. Right now, instead of holding the door and shaking hands, we’re keeping our distance and avoiding contact. Staying home is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and others. Below, we recommend some tips for using Lyft during COVID-19 if you need to travel for an essential trip.
Only use Lyft for essential travel
Please help protect your community by following local stay-at-home orders. Rides are still available for essential travel in most areas. Check local updates to see what’s recommended and required where you’re at:
Help protect yourself and others
There are a few simple steps you can take to help keep the car clean and comfortable, and to help protect drivers and others who need to ride right now.
Thank your driver
Lyft drivers are on the front lines doing their part to uplift our communities. Drivers keep 100% of every tip. If you can’t tip, a kind word can go a long way. See what Lyft is doing to help drivers:
Be a responsible rider
The CDC or Public Health Agency of Canada are the best places to get updated government guidance. You can also help make your Lyft ride a clean and comfortable environment for everyone by following a few simple tips, per guidance from health authorities, if you need to ride:
- If you feel sick, stay home
- Know your local government’s guidance
- Wear a cloth face covering
- Respect your driver’s cleaning supplies, distance, or other safety precautions
- Disinfect and sanitize your hands and frequently-touched surfaces
- Keep the car windows open
- Sit in the back seat
What about bikes and scooters?
Bikes and scooters are still operating where available. Our associates frequently disinfect high-contact surfaces on bikes and scooters, and wear gloves when handling anything at the storage depot or in transport vans. We’re recommending our associates also wear a cloth face covering, and we're distributing those wherever we can. We recommend that riders follow CDC guidance and wear a face covering in public.