Airtasker launches COVID vaccination badge for taskers and customers

Tim Fung, Founder and CEO at Airtasker

Airtasker has launched a COVID-19 vaccination badge for 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 the option to make informed decisions and feel safe to choose who to work with.

The introduction of a COVID-19 vaccination badge comes after Airtasker saw an exponential 800% increase in tasks requesting vaccinated service providers.

Comments on the Airtasker vaccination badge

Commenting on the news, Airtasker CEO and Co-Founder Tim Fung was optimistic.

“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 community and understood that 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,” said Airtasker CEO and Co-Founder Tim Fung.

To apply for a vaccination badge, users need to upload their COVID-19 digital certificate which is 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.