Boston Police Offer Safety Tips For Delivery Drivers During COVID-19 Crisis

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With a dine-in ban in effect, many Massachusetts residents are relying on delivery drivers to get take-out food orders from their favorite local restaurants.

Boston Police released a list of safety guidelines for the increased number of delivery drivers out in the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"As a public safety reminder, the Boston Police Department is advising all delivery drivers to exercise caution while fulfilling these orders," the department wrote.

The tips are aimed at keeping the drivers from becoming victims of theft and robbery.

First off, BPD says drivers are advised to limit the amount of cash they carry, and should use credit cards for sales whenever they're possible.

Businesses taking orders are asked to tell the customer to meet their driver outside of their building, a precaution meant to protect the driver's health and safety.

Restaurants are advised to get a call-back number from customers, and to verify the number before the delivery is made.

Drivers should also meet the customer outside and in a well-lit location, confirming the delivery using the call-back number.

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