- Airtasker has launched a COVID-19 vaccination badge accessible to users posting tasks to be completed (Posters), and the service providers who carry them out (Taskers)
- The move comes after an increase in demand for transparency for users vaccination status across the platform
Sydney, Australia, 21 September 2021: Local services marketplace, Airtasker, has today launched a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination badge for both Taskers and Customers, providing users with the option to show their vaccination status to fellow community members.
Whether users are posting or completing tasks via Airtasker, all members will be able to apply for the badge, driving full transparency between both parties across the marketplace. This provides users with the option to make informed decisions, and feel safe when choosing who to work with.
The introduction of a COVID-19 vaccination badge comes after Airtasker saw an 800% increase in tasks requesting vaccinated service providers. Commenting on the news, Airtasker CEO and Co-Founder Tim Fung said:
“Today Airtasker is introducing vaccination badges because it’s important to us that everyone feels safe when using the platform – regardless of whether you’re a Customer or a Tasker. We’ve listened to the Airtasker community and understood that many Australians feel that vaccination status is an important consideration when posting or completing services on the platform.
“Airtasker is an open marketplace built on trust, transparency and accountability. The introduction of the COVID-19 vaccination badge will be no different. We’re encouraging those who are fully vaccinated to apply for the badge, and are enlisting the power of our community to support this rollout.”
To apply for a vaccination badge, users need to upload their COVID-19 digital certificate (accessible via Medicare or myGov). This will then be reviewed by Airtasker and once approved, the badge will automatically be added to the user’s profile, making it easy for fellow users to recognise.