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Deliveroo is facing criticism from its customers by encouraging its delivery riders to brave extreme weather conditions.

With further snowfall and freezing temperatures expected to continue throughout the UK over the course of the weekend, many people will undoubtedly choose to seek refuge indoors.

However, for those who fancy ordering a delicious takeaway meal to help warm themselves up, this could be putting delivery riders in harm’s way.

On Thursday, Deliveroo customers noticed that an additional £1 charge had been added to their orders as a bonus for riders who had decided to face the treacherous outdoors.

People have taken to social media to express their concern over the charge, as they believe it may tempt riders to prioritise their income over their welfare.

Added May 5, 2020