Uber has declared that they will suspend drivers for fourteen days if discovered to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. However, Uber will provide financial help. Responding to the outbreak, Uber currently has a crew ready during the night and the day to support public health administrations in their reaction to the pandemic.
The crew working together with regional health administrators may temporarily suspend the accounts of drivers or riders confirmed to have gotten or been exposed to the disease.
For operators barred from the application, Uber has provided some ‘financial help for up to fourteen days. It is but presently not known what kind of help it is equal to.
The ride-sharing company has also proposed to distribute cleaning items to the neediest operators. These are those based anywhere in the universe where the virus is experienced a lot. It is unpromising that the United Kingdom operators will get these items at the present time.
This is what the spokesperson of Uber wrote in an announcement to drivers: “Any driver or delivery person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is individually asked to self-isolate by a public health authority will receive financial assistance for up to 14 days while their account is on hold. We’ve already helped drivers in some affected areas, and we’re working to quickly implement this worldwide.”
The spokesperson also added the following: “We are working to provide drivers with disinfectants to help you keep your car clean. Supplies are very limited, but we’re partnering with manufacturers and distributors to source as much as possible. We’ll be prioritizing distribution to drivers in cities with the greatest need.”
Through an announcement released at the start of this week, the United Private Hire Drivers’ (UPHD), proposed that there could be a meaningful hazard to public well-being in the present coronavirus disaster except urgent effort is taken by the regional authorities, government, and minicab drivers.
“For too long, illegal and unsafe industry working conditions have been ignored by private hire operators, licensing authorities and central government. We now need urgent action on the part of large multinational operators, regulators and the government to protect drivers and the travelling public from the risk of poor industry work practices becoming an accelerant for wider Covid-19 infection,” says Yaseen Aslam, General Secretary of UPHD.
“The Coronavirus risk has thrown into sharp relief just how vulnerable workers in the gig economy are to bouts of illness and the resulting loss of pay. Many drivers will feel compelled to carry on working when they’re unwell, potentially putting themselves and others at risk. Operators must act immediately to reassure drivers and the travelling public that they’ll treat drivers with the fairness, compassion and respect they’re owed.” Explains Wes Streeting, Labour MP for Ilford North.