Karri is urging Schools to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 - Karri

Karri is urging Schools to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19

There’s never been a better time to use Karri.

With the recent news of Coronavirus in South Africa, 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 you or your family at risk of contracting the Coronavirus.

In a recent study run by LendEDU it was proven that the average credit/debit card Germ Score was 285 and the average cash Germ Score was 160. To put Germ Scores into context, the higher the Germ Score the dirtier the surface. It is recommended that a food establishment surface should have a germ score of 10 or less. This critically shows that the money we are handling on a daily basis, be it cash or our debit/credit cards are filthy and just as likely to be passing on the Coronavirus as physical contact with another person.

Karri gives you a virtual card terminal in every parent’s pockets. There is no need for a parent to come onto the school premises to use a card terminal if you have Karri. Create your collection now and do your part to help prevent the spread of germs. 

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 wellbeing 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.  

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

Here are some other great ways to reduce your risk of contracting the Coronavirus:

  • Minimise your contact with other humans. COVID-19 is spread through coughing, sneezing, close contact and by touching infected surfaces. 
  • Wash your hands! It is recommended that you wash your hands before you eat and when you get home from work/being out.
  • Stay at home if you are unwell! Remember, the Coronavirus is highly contagious. If there is any chance that you may have the virus, make sure you self-isolate!
  • Stay healthy! People with compromised immune systems are more likely to contract COVID-19. Do what you can now to stay healthy.

Now, more than ever, we’re urging the nation to use Karri and eliminate any need for you, your school, your teachers, your parents and especially your children to be handling money during this concerning time.


To get started on Karri, simply contact our support team on 021 300 1867 or via support@karripay.com


For the latest update on the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa, check out @GovernmentZA on Twitter

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