Uber passengers no longer have to wear masks in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton

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Published April 20, 2022 at 11:03 am

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Uber passengers in Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton and in most other locations across the country will no longer have to wear masks.

The taxi service says masks can come off as of this Friday (April 22), although there is some flexibility depending on the needs of passengers and drivers.

Drivers can still insist that passengers wear masks if there is deemed to be a health risk. As well, customers can contact Uber in advance if they want their driver to wear a mask. In both cases drivers and riders have the right to cancel a trip if they are not comfortable with the masking situation.

Uber has had a mask-wearing policy in place for most of the past two years during the pandemic to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

“As we move forward, and mask guidance and COVID-19 protocols continue to evolve, we’re committed to maintaining policies that help everyone on our platform remain as safe as possible,” Uber Canada said in the statement.

Mask wearing will continue with other ride services such as Lyft.

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