How to Travel Safely and Cautiously During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Localrydes travel safety guidelines covid19

At Localrydes the wellbeing and safety of our customers have the highest priority and we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure the latest safety measures are upheld.

The global pandemic is affecting our families, our communities, our businesses, and our way of life. It is therefore imperative that we all abide by national and international health guidelines to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus and avoid a second spike of COVID-19 cases.

As more countries are opening their borders to try and revive the travel and tourism industry, the European Commission has compiled a series of measures aimed at ensuring people can start traveling safely across the continent again.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with the latest safety measure and regulations.
Below are helpful guidelines for road travel and some preventative steps for ground transportation:

General guidelines

5 tips for travelling safely during the COVID-19 virus pandemic
  • Avoid contacts with sick people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with your unwashed hands
  • Regularly wash your hands
  • Pre-book your ride online and avoid cash payments
  • Passengers and drivers should wear facemasks at all times
  • Observe physical distancing of a minimum of 1 meter where and when possible
  • Use sanitizing and disinfecting sprays or gels regularly
  • Food and drinks should be avoided in vehicles
  • Use of windows for ventilation instead of air conditioning should be used
  • Avoid sitting next to the driver unless physical separation isn’t possible.
  • If possible, passengers should handle their own luggage

Should you refuse a fare if the passenger or driver is showing obvious symptoms of coronavirus?

Yes! Both driver and passenger are entitled to refuse a ride/hiring where there is a reasonable excuse, and refusal to take a passenger or ride along with a driver that is displaying obvious symptoms of the virus could be considered reasonable. However, you should not make such decisions based on assumptions or crude stereotyping.

Remember you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and others.