The fight for the COVID-19 in Singapore has been escalating for the past few weeks and the Singapore government is stepping up on the measures. While most people are currently working from home and ban on dining-in, there is a surge in food deliveries.
The circuit breaker measures not only applies to the public, but as well as the food delivery services, such as GrabFood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo.
Errant food delivery riders who fail to comply with the circuit breaker measure such as wearing a face mask at all times and keeping a safe distance can expect to be suspended from all three platforms for a year.
A joint statement between Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Food Agency and the Land Transport Authority mentioned that this penalty will be in addition to the existing safe distancing regulations unveiled by the Government, which includes an S$300 fine for such breaches.
With the increasing demand for food delivery services during the circuit breaker period, which currently runs until 4 May 2020, the agencies wanted to step up efforts to safeguard the health of delivery personnel, staff of food and beverage establishments. (Do you know that five McDonald’s employees are diagnosed with COVID-19 ?)
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SG Fine City Comment
Meanwhile, though the deliveries have been increasing, so are the riders during the coronavirus outbreak. This means that lesser income for the existing riders. Hence, I hope that everyone please appreciate their service during this difficult period.