Ride-hailing firm Gojek announced today (May 27) that it will be offering all its users in Singapore with two ride vouchers worth S$15 each which they can use to book rides to and fro from Covid-19 vaccination centres.
With each voucher, riders can book a free or subsidised ride for pick-up or drop-off at their appointed centre, polyclinic or clinic.
All vouchers are geo-restricted and only applicable for pick-up or drop-off at any of these MOH-appointed vaccination sites, and are applicable for use any day from 8am to 8pm.
According to Gojek, the pair of ride vouchers is automatically added to every user’s account today and will be available for use until 31 August 2021. New users who download the Gojek app and sign up with the platform during this period will receive an additional discount voucher that is exclusive for new users.
With this ride vouchers offering, Gojek aims to ensure that transportation is not a barrier to vaccine access and would like commuters to have a safe and convenient transportation option to and from these centres.
“Vaccination is an important layer of protection in our fight against Covid-19. Just as we actively urge our driver-partners to take up the vaccination when their turn comes, we want to enable our riders to get to their vaccination appointments with ease too by removing any transportation barrier to vaccine access,” said Lien Choong Luen, General Manager of Gojek Singapore.
“Ride-hailing provides a safe, convenient means of point-to-point transportation as vehicles are regularly sanitised, and it offers greater privacy and safe distancing compared to the more communal modes of transportation. We hope that with this campaign, more people will be inclined to get vaccinated and we can do our part to support Singapore’s fight against the pandemic.”
Gojek’s fight against Covid-19
In light of the pandemic, Gojek has stepped up its safety precautions and urged driver-partners to clean and disinfect the vehicle after every trip, as well as observe good hygiene practices like regularly washing their hands, and using contactless methods to pay for rides.
The company also continues to distribute masks and hand sanitisers to driver-partners to provide for a safe ride environment.
Last year, Gojek extended ride vouchers to all nine public hospitals and earlier this month, it partnered Tan Tock Seng Hospital to distribute ride vouchers to its hospital employees.
This is part of GoHeroes, an ongoing initiative by the company to support healthcare workers, everyday heroes keeping Singapore well and safe on the frontlines.
As part of GoHeroes, thousands of Gojek driver-partners also virtually pledged their commitment to fulfil trips originating from hospitals, ensuring that healthcare workers can continue to travel to and from their workplace safely and comfortably.
Moving forward, Gojek said that it will continue to look at new initiatives to create an even safer ride environment and keep Singapore moving safely.
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