App helps prevent the spread of COVID-19

2020-03-25 06:02

KARRI is urging parents and schools to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by removing the handling of cash.

Studies show that cash is one of the highest carriers of germs and parents should therefore consider alternative payment methods to reduce the risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

A recent study by LendEDU shows that the average credit or debit card had a Germ Score of 285 and the average cash Germ Score was 160.

The higher the Germ Score, the dirtier the surface with food establishments required to have a Germ Score of 10 or less.

Karri CEO Doug Hoernle says the money and cards people use on a daily basis are filthy and more likely to pass on the Coronavirus as physical contact. “Now, more than ever, is the time to be using the innovative way to pay your school.

Using Karri removes the need for any human touch to take place when paying for your child’s school fees and collections.”

The Karri app allows parents to pay via their smartphone from the comfort of their home, meaning that payments for children can still be made safely without putting anyone at risk of contracting the Coronavirus. There is no need for a parent to come onto the school premises to use a card terminal if they have the app.

The school payment app is backed by Nedbank and has helped move nearly 1000 schools away from cash and onto an online, cash free, safe and secure system.

Whilst creating a safer environment for both teachers and students, the app also reduces the administrative burden of managing cash.

“As a country, we need to act now and use practical and innovative solutions to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. We care about the well-being of parents, teachers and children and urge both parents and schools to adopt Karri with a strong sense of urgency, to help reduce the risk of coming into contact with this virus,” said Hoernle.

Karri payment system allows schools to create collections online within minutes. Parents then simply download the app, create a profile and make the payment. It’s really is that simple.

For more information contact Karri on (021) 300-1867 or email support@karri.co.za

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Now, more than ever, is the time to be using the innovative way to pay your school.

Using Karri removes the need for any human touch to take place when paying for your child’s school fees and collections.

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