Grab Philippines launched the GrabProtect program a few months back as part of its efforts to ensure the safety of its driver- and delivery-partners during this COVID-19 pandemic. The company has recently raised its safety and hygiene standards as well for both its partners and customers to help prevent further spread of the virus.
Now, in line with this new initiative, Grab Philippines has partnered with the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to launch an RT-PCR testing site for all its partner drivers and riders.
The testing site is located at the Quezon City Memorial Circle and is already operational as of July 30, 2020. All Grab drivers and riders in Metro Manila are eligible for testing, free of charge. This is a two-month initiative, according to Grab Philippines’ statement. You can check out the official Facebook post below:
If you’re a driver- or rider-partner yourself and are wondering how to avail of this free testing, then take note: Based on the comments on Grab Philippines’ Facebook post, drivers and riders will supposedly receive emails and in-app notifications containing the important details.
“Safety has always been at the core of everything we do at Grab,” said Grab Philippines president Brian Cu. “We believe that through our partnership with the National Taskforce on COVID, the BCDA, and our driver- and delivery-partners, we continue to ensure our communities’ safety as we navigate our paths to the new normal.”
Apart from these health initiatives, Grab has also made some changes to its operations to further protect its partners. Back in June, it announced that riders will no longer have to shoulder the advanced payments for delivery orders come August—more on that here.