Transport network company Grab Philippines (Grab) will resume its GrabCar services in Metro Manila beginning August 19, following the government’s approval to downgrade Metro Manila and other provinces to the general community quarantine (GCQ) status.
In a statement on Tuesday, Grab said GrabCar, the company’s online ride-hailing service, will be available from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., while its car service for medical front-liners will continue operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“For our customers and their families staying at home, GrabFood and GrabMart will remain operational from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. depending on merchant-partner availability, while GrabExpress will remain operational 24/7,” Grab said.
In compliance with government-mandated health and safety protocols, it said Grab drivers and their passengers are strictly required to wear face shields and face masks throughout the trip.
“Driver-partners can likewise cancel bookings should the passenger fail to wear the required face mask and face shield,” Grab said.
It said passengers and customers of Grab’s other services are required to pay through cashless transactions — such as GrabPay, debit card, or credit card.
To ensure the health and safety of its drivers, it said the GrabProtect program will continue to provide free tests for the coronavirus disease to its drivers and couriers in partnership with the National Task Force Against Covid and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority. (PNA)