Uber confirm Gold Coast COVID case didn’t drive while infectious
Uber have confirmed to Deborah Knight a Gold Coast driver diagnosed with COVID-19 has not driven for the platform in over a month.
An unvaccinated man in his 30s, who returned to the Gold Coast from Melbourne with symptoms, is believed to have spent around 10 days in the community while infectious.
Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the man had not used the state’s check-in app since September 18, complicating contact tracing efforts.
While the man has worked as an Uber driver, a spokesperson for the company confirmed “this driver-partner has not driven with the Uber platform since September 19th” (full statement below).
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Full statement from Uber:
“We can confirm that this driver-partner has not driven with the Uber platform since September 19th.
“We work with public health authorities in each state, and have processes in place to temporarily remove an individual’s access to the Uber app if authorities report an infection.
We may also limit other individuals’ access to the app if health authorities advise there is a risk.
“The well-being of those who use the Uber platform is a key priority for us, and we have a dedicated team working around the clock to support them the very best we can.”