Rappi, the Colombian delivery platform present in 9 countries in Latin America, has committed to implement various actions to protect its couriers. The deal was reached in a class action filed by the Labour Prosecutor’s and applies to the entire Brazilian territory.
The settlement foresees that when connecting to the platform the worker will receive protection information against COVID-19 and will have to, in the first access of each day, answer a survey about his/her health condition. In case signs of the disease are found, they will be advised to seek the State Health System, maintaining home isolation for 14 days or even negative laboratory test, returning only after 3 days or with medical release.
Rappi has also committed to provide financial assistance to couriers diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined by public or private health entities for 15 days, extendable for a further 15 days even if not contaminated by Coronavirus. Couriers active for more than 90 days with at least 60 parcels, or couriers with up to 20 days of registration with at least 40 parcels, or couriers with up to 30 days of registration with at least 20 parcels, are eligible for financial assistance.