Why do you need food delivery insurance?

Written by Benedict Harrison

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Our guide to the cover you need to work as a food delivery driver in the UK.

When you’re looking to start work as a food delivery driver, you are likely to come across the terms Hire & Reward and Social, Domestic & Pleasure insurance. As part of your application to start food delivery work, you will need additional insurance cover in place. But we know that this can sometimes be confusing.

In this post, we’ll look into the reasons why you need to have food delivery insurance in place and we’ll explain how you can get started with Zego quickly and easily.

Why do you need food delivery insurance?

The short answer is that you need to have Hire & Reward (H&R) insurance in place to cover your food delivery work because your standard Social, Domestic & Pleasure (SD&P) insurance will not cover you for activities like this.

Your SD&P covers your personal driving, like driving to the shops or visiting a friend. If you are delivering food in exchange for payment, your SD&P insurance does not cover you. Instead, you also need Hire & Reward cover in place for the time when you’re carrying out your delivery work.

Does this not count as dual insurance?

We understand why some drivers are concerned about this. However, it does not count as dual insurance if you have two policies that cover different types of risk. There is no overlap between your SD&P and your H&R cover, so you don’t need to worry about dual insurance.

Can you work without H&R insurance?

If you are caught driving without the correct insurance such as hire and reward, there can be a range of consequences, some of which can be severe. These can vary from a fine to points on your licence to having your vehicle seized by the police. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have the correct insurance cover in place for your work.

What options does Zego offer?

At Zego, we offer a range of delivery insurance options so you can get the cover that’s right for you.

For car delivery drivers, we offer pay-as-you-go, 30-day and annual insurance, so we’ve got options for both part-time and full-time delivery work.

For scooter delivery riders, we also offer pay-as-you-go, 30-day and annual cover, so you have a choice of options depending on how you prefer to work.

How do I get started?

Download the Zego Delivery app and get a quote – it only takes a minute. For more information about our delivery insurance products, you can visit the car or scooter pages on our website.

If you have any questions, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]. Our friendly team are available 7 days a week and we’ll be happy to help.