Lyft’s Health Safety Commitment

To keep our community safe, Lyft now requires all riders and drivers to agree to the Health Safety Commitment. You can do this in your Lyft app before taking a ride.


Making the commitment

To continue using Lyft, riders and drivers must agree to the following:

  • Don’t ride or drive if you have COVID-19, think you have it, or have related symptoms
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep vehicle clean, and sanitize your hands frequently
  • Leave the front seat empty
  • Open windows
  • Avoid recirculated air

We may ask you to take a photo of yourself wearing your face covering before your next ride.

See our Biometric Information and Security Policy.

If you decline the Health Safety Commitment or face covering photo, you won’t be able to request a ride or drive. You’ll still be able to access your account settings and earnings in the app.

Account suspensions

Any time we receive feedback that a user did not follow Lyft’s Health Safety guidelines, the user is notified of the reported violation. 

If a user continues violating the guidelines multiple times, a temporary suspension may be placed on the user’s account while we investigate.


Safety kits

Lyft now offers safety kits with personal protective equipment (PPE) to drivers. These kits, which include hand sanitizer and face masks, are also available to buy on the Lyft Store



Lyft provides free vehicle partitions to thousands of drivers. Drivers can also buy these partitions on the Lyft Store.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that cars use partitions to help keep a safe distance between drivers and riders. This partition is not a replacement for wearing a face covering. Drivers and riders should still wear a face covering for every ride. Partitions offer peace of mind to riders, which can help drivers earn higher tips.

The partition is adjustable and fits most cars. Lyft includes installation instructions and helpful tips with all partition shipments. FlexDrive drivers can visit a Service Center or Hub to have a partition installed. 

Heads up: In New York, partitions must be installed by a TLC approved vendor.

Drivers can also install a partition they bought somewhere else.

To register a partition:

  1. Open the Lyft driver app and tap 'Vehicle' 
  2. Tap ‘Vehicle Preferences’ and toggle installed or not installed

As a reminder, Lyft’s health safety policies align with the CDC’s rideshare guidelinesWe encourage riders and drivers to abide by these guidelines as well as your local regulations.

For more information about how we’re serving the Lyft community see Lyft’s latest on COVID-19.



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