According to Business Insider, Uber Eats now has essential goods available and have been granted permission to operate for the delivery of these for the remainder of the nationwide lockdown.
Although fast-food restaurants still remain closed during lockdown the delivery service has added grocery outlets and pharmacies to their platform.
“You can now request no-contact delivery, meaning your delivery person will leave your order at the door,” Uber said in a statement. “Simply select ‘Leave at door’ at checkout and add instructions if you want to tell the delivery person where to drop off your order.”
Uber’s statement continued, “There will be a delivery fee of R25 for all orders of essential goods, for all orders less than R50, a small order fee of R5 will be applied.”
“Only payment by card will be available and no cash will be accepted. Standard operating hours will be from 9am until 5pm, subject to change at any time and without further notice at the sole discretion of Uber Eats.”
According to reports, Mr Delivery has also included the delivery of essential goods on their platform. Both delivery services will commence from Monday 6 April.