Amid the surge of COVID cases in the country, Grab Philippines announced key initiatives as part of its ongoing commitment to providing Filipinos with a safe and reliable platform for their everyday needs while ensuring the safety and well-being of driver- and delivery-partners on the platform.
One, Grab is increasing its COVID Assistance Fund by 4x to cover the potential loss of income and medical expenses of fully vaccinated driver- and delivery-partners who have contracted COVID and may need to undergo mandatory quarantine, and those who may experience side-effects from their booster shots.
It will also continue strengthening safety and hygiene measures on mobility and delivery services to minimize the risk of COVID transmission.
The company is expanding its GrabProtect Program to include a weekly mandatory COVID testing for unvaccinated driver- and delivery-partners starting January 17. Those who test negative from Grab-accredited testing sites will receive bookings from the platform.
Meanwhile, driver- and delivery-partners who are fully vaccinated for at least three months are encouraged to get their booster shots from their respective LGUs.
Moreover, driver- and delivery-partners are urged to regularly disinfect their vehicles and their gear, and observe public health protocols.
Grab is also offering discounted GrabCar rides going to and from vaccination centers. GrabCar Bayanihan is available for individuals who are completing their vaccination, and even for those getting their booster shots.