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Why The Corona Virus Is Good News For The Gig Economy.

Unless you have been living under a rock for last few weeks you will have noticed that corona virus has been front and centre.

And if the hype is to be believed climbing back under that rock may be a route one solution in stopping the spread.

But what if you aren’t in the position to take time off work or work from home, such as those that work within the gig economy.

If you work for Deliveroo, Ubereats or Justeat the demands of the job in the on-demand economy is not in your favour should you have to self isolate.

But what if the unavoidable mass panic and pandemonium we see played out in the news is an opportunity for those workers in the gig economy?

In just a few clicks you can get chips and a sausage delivered in seconds. If you have run out bread and beans for your much needed breakfast you can enlist the services of a delivery app to collect and deliver. If your the romantic type, flowers can be ordered and delivered same day, especially useful if you have forgotten a certain persons birthday.

All of this can be done from a smart phone and most importantly without even leaving the house.

So should people lose their appetite for going out into large groups, to reduce the risk of catching the virus, they can get a takeaway instead.

If people want to avoid unnecessary travel for that essential shop, a couple of clicks and your shopping list is picked, packed and delivered.

If you are in the unfortunate position where you have to self isolate, the gig economy provides a plethora of opportunity to make your home stay a little more enjoyable.

So if your concerned about what the impact might be from the dreaded corona virus, just remember you have a smorgasbord of opportunity just a few clicks away.

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