If you drive or deliver with Uber and get diagnosed with COVID-19, or are placed in quarantine by a recognized public health authority, Uber will provide financial assistance for up to 14 days while your Uber account is on hold. The coronavirus patient broke NHS guidelines amid fears that she put others at risk. Uber has suspended hundreds of customer accounts in Mexico, after discovering two of its drivers had transported a passenger infected with coronavirus. Stay home if you can. Frequently asked Questions. Everything has changed. Jim was a Corporal in the Royal Marines and was coxswain of a landing craft assault on June 6, 1944 and will observe the Two Minutes Silence on Sunday by standing on his doorstep, The sunrises over woodland in Ashford, Kent, Two men walk over a nearly deserted Westminster Bridge, in foggy conditions, at the start of a four week national lockdown for England, Laura Martindale, manager of The Rocket public house in Whiston, pours away spoilt beer that has gone off after the pub was placed into tier three and now faces a four week lockdown ahead of a national lockdown for England, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, London's first coronavirus patient arrived at A&E in Uber. Uber will not make any money from these trips, and drivers will receive the same fares on Uber Medics trips as normal Uber trips. At the height of the crisis, demand for rides on Uber dropped by 80 per cent and revenue fell by 29 per cent year-on-year to … Uber, Lyft issue coronavirus warnings, but some drivers feel left in the lurch. The picture was taken from outside Ritchie Street Group Practice in Islington on Thursday. "As the journey was less than 15 minutes, the driver did not have close sustained contact with the individual and are not considered high risk. “In this case, the patient self-presented at our A&E,” Mr Travis added. He said: "In general, if an initial case is in a densely populated area, then the risk of sustained person-to-person transmission following is higher. It said practices are now finding they are unable to order more than two boxes per day, leaving bigger practices across the country facing a shortage. Coronavirus: London COVID-19 patient took Uber to A&E. "This is exacerbated by the fact that London is a transport hub, and the Underground could provide a network to spread the virus quickly. “All staff who had direct contact with the patient have been contacted, including two members of staff who are undergoing active surveillance at home for a 14-day period as a precautionary measure, following the advice of Public Health England.”. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live. China is the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary masks, and some suppliers have tripled prices since January. Uber Medics is back, offering 25% off rides for all NHS and UK care staff or 50% off when you pay with Mastercard. Uber to halt car-sharing in UK, France due to coronavirus The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London and 8 p.m. local time in Paris. By Emily Ferguson PUBLISHED: 13:14, Thu, Feb 13, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has been brutal for ride-hailing companies. Coronavirus: Uber announces drastic cuts to secure its future. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The measures were discussed with the GMB union and will see the introduction of a 34-hour week for UK production employees until further notice, with JCB employees to be paid for a 39-hour week and will bank the hours. The move will see Uber made available in about 170 towns and cities. Uber will now provide paid sick time to drivers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, ordered to quarantine or self-isolate, or have had their accounts suspended due to … Uber will offer drivers and delivery people 14 days of paid sick leave if they fall ill with coronavirus or are placed in quarantine. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. By Sunita Patel-Carstairs and Tom Acres, news reporters. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. But are rideshare services like Uber and Lyft ― or even traditional taxis ― safe for passengers amid the COVID-19 pandemic? Budget 2020: Chancellor aims to steer UK … Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Ride hailing giant Uber and takeaway firm Deliveroo are offering hundreds of thousands of free trips and meals to NHS staff fighting the coronavirus. Uber this week said drivers would be eligible for sick pay if they provided proper documentation of being diagnosed with coronavirus, placed into quarantine, asked to … He issued the warning as more than 80 people quarantined at Arrowe Park Hospital on the Wirral were allowed to leave following 14 days in isolation. Listen to "The Daily with Dermot Murnaghan: What have we learned about the coronavirus?" "We have a dedicated online portal for public health authorities to contact Uber for information about riders and drivers, and we will take action on any user accounts on the recommendation of those authorities.". A UK drivers' union issued a statement Wednesday accusing Uber of making it impossible for drivers to claim the sick leave promised to them if they contract coronavirus. Additional reporting by Press Association. From today same-sex couples across Northern Ireland are able to marry through the official conversion of existing civil partnerships following a change in the law, Shoppers on Oxford Street in London on the first weekend following the end of the second national lockdown in England, Swimmers wearing fancy dress take to the water for a charity ‘fancy dress chilly dip’ swim in the sea at Leasowe Bay, northwest England. Uber has been banned in London after taking the UK by storm and angering Black cab drivers. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker. All staff who came into contact with the patient have been traced, Mr Travi added, while Uber has suspended the account of the driver after liaising with Public Health England (PHE). Asda is doubling the number of stores that are partnered with Uber Eats to 200 locations from February. is taking place, Hindu monks set up Diya lamps at the BAPS Neasden Temple, London, on this morning of Diwali, Dominic Cummings, special advisor for Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, A surfer silhouetted against the waves at Tynemouth, near North Shields, People walk past the Tommy statue, officially named 1101, on Terrace Green by the seafront in Seaham, County Durham, on the anniversary of Armistice Day. One West Virginia Uber driver describes the effect of the coronavirus on his business. THE UK's ninth case of coronavirus turned up to London's Lewisham hospital unannounced in an Uber taxi, according to reports. 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Given the concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we're working closely with public health authorities to provide the most up to date guidance on how to protect yourself and others. She was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Wednesday and transferred to the specialist centre at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London. Coronavirus (COVID‑19) is spreading fast. UK Politics. A UK coronavirus patient reportedly turned up unannounced at a London hospital in an Uber… Uber said that it had temporarily suspended the account of its driver following advice from Public Health England. Uber is a popular app that connects drivers with passengers directly. ", Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player. Uber to halt car-sharing in UK, France due to coronavirus The service will stop at 10 p.m. local time in London and 8 p.m. local time in Paris. In England, dentists are required to wear disposable face masks, clinical gloves, household gloves, plastic disposable aprons, and eye protection, and in Scotland can use disposable masks or reusable visors interchangeably. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Two staff from Lewisham Hospital are now in isolation at home after coming into contact with the woman, believed to be a Chinese national, who flew into London from China. ASDA has announced some important changes in response to the latest coronavirus lockdown – here’s what you need to know. READ MORE: UK vacancies vanish and starting salaries drop at fastest rate since 2009 Another Uber driver, Sarja Richards, said in a statement she was behind on her rent and was not earning enough to pay her bills. ... Covid-19: Queen and Prince Philip receive vaccinations 5. Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics are published daily on the coronavirus in the UK dashboard.. We have recorded the most frequent questions and answers above, with Jamie Wood, head of our Driver Operations team. And with drivers, delivery people, and restaurants, we’ll help move what matters. On the entrance, a sign said it was closed "due to operational difficulties". Author: Ride-sharing giant Uber is to make it mandatory for passengers and drivers to wear face coverings from Monday in the UK. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. London’s first confirmed coronavirus patient travelled to hospital in a Uber taxi in breach of official health advice. In order to ensure we can provide support to those who need it most, we'll provide financial assistance to you if any of the following happen: 1. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. 1 in 3 people who have the virus have no symptoms, so you could be spreading it without knowing it. ... Uber to expand across UK with Autocab takeover. But before Covid-19, gig workers already knew this reality. The number of coronavirus cases continues to rise globally, with more than 10,000 in Italy, more than 1,000 in the US and 456 in the UK. Woman flouted official guidance to self-isolate and call NHS 111, officials say, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. “In line with our protocols, throughout their care, the patient was escorted and did not come into contact with other patients. Under the temporary new terms, which will be effective until 6 April … Brexit; ... and 100,000 meals to medical staff in order to support them while they work with patients who have been infected by Covid-19. Uber Cuts 30% of UK Staff Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Uber said it was cutting 30% of its U.K. staff due to a sharp drop in demand for trips through the app. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has said many more people in the UK may need to, Dentists are facing "imminent disruption" due to a shortage of face masks amid increased demand. Official guidance issued by the Department of Health advises travellers from China to “stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu” and call NHS 111. The coronavirus patient broke NHS guidelines amid fears that she put others at risk. At the moment, the supermarket offers this service - … UBER is to freeze the accounts of all drivers and passengers directly affected by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, reports say. Uber Cuts 30% of UK Staff Due to Coronavirus Pandemic Uber said it was cutting 30% of its U.K. staff due to a sharp drop in demand for trips through the app. The Chinese woman, who has not been named, turned up unannounced at the A&E department in Lewisham on Sunday. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Key updates include doubling the amount of stores that are partnered w… The safety and wellbeing of everyone who uses Uber is at the heart of what we do. File pic, 'Coronavirus outbreak could still go in any direction', Face masks have become a common sight on public transport in China, The British Dental Association says it has been inundated with calls from member practices over supplies. Uber says it has temporarily suspended the account of the driver "out ... said officials were working on delaying the spread of coronavirus cases throughout the UK. Coronavirus: London COVID-19 patient took Uber to A&E, The first person confirmed to have coronavirus in London walked into Lewisham Hospital, The patient took an Uber to A&E. In the face of the coronavirus, Uber has launched a new Work Hub that enables its drivers to find alternative gig work, in such areas as customer service, food production, and logistics. Author: The firm will suspend services to all those struck down by the killer… Coronavirus has ripped through Uber’s core business Credit: Shuttershock U ber is the most loss-making tech company in history – and its finances are worsening as … Freight lorries cannot cross by sea or through the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover has closed to outbound traffic, Police officers at Euston Station, London, with more being deployed to enforce travel rules at London’s stations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street, London. One of those evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, 38-year-old Matt Raw, from Knutsford in Cheshire, shouted as he left: ”We’re free... and the sun’s shining”. France has closed its border with the UK for 48 hours over concerns about the new coronavirus variant. Express. When the patient - a woman - "self-presented" at Lewisham Hospital on Sunday, they were immediately given a face mask and taken to a special area to be tested for the virus. Uber will now provide paid sick time to drivers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, ordered to quarantine or self-isolate, or have had their accounts suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the patient "self-presented" they were immediately given a face mask and taken to a special area to be tested for the virus. He announced London and southeast England set for tier 4 rules with Christmas bubbles canceled, Actors from the Wintershall Estate perform an adaptation of their traditional Nativity play on December 18, 2020 in Guildford, England. "Out of an abundance of caution, we temporarily suspended the account of the driver who transported the individual to hospital and we remain in close contact with Public Health England. The event was held to raise money for the Age UK charity and involved participants from an open water swimming club, The sun sets behind the Palace of Westminster, the home of the Houses of Parliament in central London, The finishing touches are put to a 40ft Christmas Tree at Somerset House in London, A swimmer takes to the water at Serpentine Swimming Club after the second national lockdown ends in England. As a result, given this case was in London, it might be expected that there is an increased risk posed by this case compared to the others we have seen.". Uber Eats is waiving delivery and activations fees in the UK to support restaurants hit by decreasing demand during the coronavirus crisis. Find your favourite takeaway and have it delivered directly to your door with Uber Eats. The company also said that chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi would waive his base salary for the remainder of 2020. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. 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Simon Stevens, the chief executive of the NHS, has also urged the public to act responsibly by self-isolating to reduce the spread of the virus. by Banksy in Totterdown, Bristol, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham which has been transformed into an enchanted light experience to create Christmas at Wollaton Hall, a unique, socially distanced festive outdoor light installation, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson adjusts his face mask as he meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels, Margaret Keenan, 90, is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first person to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital in Coventry, Amanda McGurk (left) and Cara McCann outside Belfast City Hall after becoming the first couple in Belfast to convert their civil partnership into a marriage. A total of nine people in the UK are now being treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Coronavirus forces companies like Uber and Lyft to reckon with workers' rights This article is more than 8 months old Gig companies fought to make workers ineligible for benefits. “The government’s promised assistance is not enough, doesn’t cover the huge expenses we have as Uber … Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Covid-19 has made the meaning of precarity clear for millions of people, who are now living on the edge. AN UBER driver who plans to go straight back to work says he's been given NO information about self-isolating - despite returning from coronavirus … A man in a hazmat suit and face mask has also been seen cleaning surfaces in the patient waiting area of a health centre in north London, although no confirmed or suspected cases have been linked to the site. The historic coronavirus vaccination campaigns have started in mid-December, about a year after COVID-19 was discovered in China. Coronavirus: London’s first patient turned up at hospital in Uber taxi. 1. Coronavirus: Uber axes 3,700 jobs as pandemic hits ride-hailing numbers. ... UK reports more than 80,000 deaths 10. UBER is to freeze the accounts of all drivers and passengers directly affected by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, reports say. Uber will suspend its … The woman did not come into contact with any other patients, according to Ben Travis, chief executive of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. “As soon as the patient did this, the patient was given a mask and then escorted to be tested in the dedicated area we have assigned for coronavirus testing outside the A&E building – while awaiting the installation of a purpose-built pod. Regarding face masks, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said it has been inundated with calls from member practices in the wake of "panic buying, clumsy rationing and naked profiteering". UK coronavirus lockdown, Uber, Coronavirus More from Technology. The BDA estimates a single surgery in a typical NHS practice - seeing around 28 patients per day - gets through five boxes of masks, containing 50 masks in each, a week. We encourage you to follow these recommendations: - IF YOU FEEL SICK, STAY AT HOME - If you have a mild illness, respiratory symptoms, or have a fever (38 C or 100.4 F or above), stay home and keep away from others. Dr Robin Thompson of Oxford University issued a warning about how the London Underground could become a hotbed for the illness - although it came before travel details emerged about the first confirmed case in the capital. The company also said that chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi would waive his base salary for the remainder of 2020. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? on Spreaker. United Kingdom Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline. Uber news, latest on ban, taxi fares, Uber in London. “As further assessment was required, the patient was then taken to a dedicated isolation room in the emergency department. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness … Uber Eats is waiving delivery and activations fees in the UK to support restaurants hit by decreasing demand during the coronavirus crisis. We encourage you to follow these recommendations: - IF YOU FEEL SICK, STAY AT HOME - If you have a mild illness, respiratory symptoms, or have a … Coronavirus: London COVID-19 patient took Uber to A&E. The world is upside down. Coronavirus evacuees celebrate leaving 14-day quarantine: ‘We’re free! The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. When the patient "self-presented" they were immediately given a face mask and taken to a special area to be tested for the virus. Uber planned to suspend accounts of drivers and delivery people affected by coronavirus, though they have offered some unknown amount of financial assistance to … Drivers have fewer passengers — and face greater risks — than ever, with Covid-19. In the Weekly Partner Update, we asked what questions you had for the team at Uber in light of the COVID-19 crisis. JCB is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers, meaning a shorter working week for around 4,000 JCB and agency shop floor employees from Monday. PHE consultant Rachel Thorn said: "We are in contact with Uber to ensure the driver receives advice and information on what to do should they feel unwell in the coming days. 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UK Politics. A UK drivers' union issued a statement Wednesday accusing Uber of making it impossible for drivers to claim the sick leave promised to them if they contract coronavirus. The patient was later discharged and taken home by London Ambulance Service. Please note: The Uber Medics CPA discount account from earlier in the year has been … Walkers will enjoy beautifully staged mini-tableaus from the Nativity story, performed by a cast of volunteers with a full complement of sheep, cows and horses, People walk through Ashford in Kent as Tier 3 restrictions are planned for large areas of England, A dog retrieves a hard hat from flood water in Sutton in Cambridgeshire, as the Met Office have warned the next couple of months are likely to be wetter than normal in the UK, raising the prospect of flooding, Queens Park Rangers fans cheer on their side in the stands during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, London, An empty restaurant in the West End of London after the announcement that the capital and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire will face Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday following a rise in coronavirus cases, Lobsters are processed at the fishing port at Bridlington Harbour in Yorkshire, after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said she and Boris Johnson had agreed to continue negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal, Shoppers on the streets of tier 3-restricted Birmingham ahead of Christmas, People take pictures of a new street artwork entitled 'Aachoo!!' 'Stop hugging and kissing': British 'standoffishness' is the best way to halt coronavirus says academic, Swimmers prepare for dip in the Thames estuary at Chalkwell Beach near Southend On Sea in Essex, The MS Princess Seaways arrives at the mouth of the Tyne as the sun rises on the North East coast of England, The closed entrance to the Port of Dover. Uber will soon allow users in the UK to rent cars via its app in partnership with car rental company CarTrawler. Chairman Mick Armstrong said dentists had fallen victim to "panic buying, clumsy rationing and naked profiteering". Do not leave your home unless necessary. Betrouwbaar, gratis en snel op NU.nl, de grootste nieuwssite van Nederland. Uber, Lyft issue coronavirus warnings, but some drivers feel left in the lurch. Uber planned to suspend accounts of drivers and delivery people affected by coronavirus, though they have offered some unknown amount of financial assistance to help them cope. The Wintershall Estate have adapted their traditional Nativity play to accommodate the Coronavirus pandemic restrictions and this year it takes the form of a walk through the estate set in the Surrey Hills. Transportation organisation Uber has announced a ‘top-up’ sick pay policy for its drivers and delivery workers, but will only pay it to those with medical documentation of either a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) diagnosis, or a health authority requiring them to self-isolate. “Although it doesn’t feel as scary as it used to be, we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic,” said Kit Delgado , an assistant professor or emergency medicine and epidemiology at the … Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Ben Travi, chief executive of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, said the test result came back positive on Wednesday and the patient was transferred to a specialist NHS centre at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital. "We received a request from Public Health England for information about a passenger who has now been confirmed as having coronavirus," said an Uber spokeswoman. Her contact with medical staff has resulted in two people being placed under “active surveillance” at home for 14 days as a precaution. Coronavirus: Uber customer activity falls sharply. And in Scotland 148 people have now been tested for coronavirus, but none have come back positive. When the patient "self-presented" they were immediately given a face mask and taken to a special area to be tested for the virus. A company that moves people is asking you not to move. Given the concern about coronavirus (COVID-19), we're working closely with public health authorities to provide the most up to date guidance on how to protect yourself and others. Uber has announced that it is going to provide compensation for drivers directly affected by the coronavirus, which would include a diagnosis or being … Nieuws en video's over Uber. Across the UK people fell silent in remembrance of the nation's war dead, as the coronavirus pandemic limits public commemorations, Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings waits to be admitted to 10 Downing Street in London, A mural of the president of the United States, Donald Trump which has been painted on the side of Islington Mill arts hub in Salford, Manchester, Chelsea pensioners watch a Remembrance Sunday service from their windows at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, D-Day veteran Jim Healy, 95, from Manchester who is taking part in the Royal British Legion's doorstep silence for Remembrance. 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