talabat UAE is the first online food delivery platform to fully vaccinate its entire fleet of over 15,000 riders
talabat UAE, the leading food and q-commerce delivery platform, has announced the successful completion of its nationwide voluntary rider vaccination program, with its entire fleet of over 15,000 riders fully vaccinated across all seven emirates by August 2021.
This makes talabat UAE the first online food delivery platform to announce the completion of its rider vaccination drive in the UAE. The initiative was accomplished in close collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), and the Ministry of Health and Prevention in less than a year, since its inception in December 2020.
Commenting on this achievement, Jérémy Doutté, Vice President UAE at talabat, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to our riders for choosing to vaccinate, and we are proud to say to customers that order through talabat that all of our riders have made this choice. By ensuring their safety, and that of the communities they serve, our riders are taking an active role in the UAE’s continued journey to recovery.
“The UAE quickly established itself as one of the leading countries in the world through a proactive covid response. It has been our responsibility as industry leaders to support the government and help the economy return to its pre-COVID state as fast as possible, and we are proud to be one of the first private companies to complete our nationwide vaccination program.
He further added: “This joint effort between the public and private sector is even more important in the lead up to the most highly anticipated global events of the year. As the official food delivery platform for Expo 2020, and with the UAE set to welcome visitors from over 190 countries, we have a responsibility to ensure that our riders outside and inside Expo are vaccinated, for their safety and that of others.’
From the start of the pandemic, talabat has continued to take industry-leading safety measures against COVID-19, including the provision of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to all riders, as well as offering customers options such as contactless delivery and cashless tipping.