Rita Ora yet to do a single Covid NHS Volunteer task despite signing up in April

Rita Ora yet to do a single Covid NHS Volunteer task despite signing up in April

12/01/2020

Rita Ora is yet to perform a single task as an NHS Volunteer Responder, despite telling the nation she wanted to do her bit while promoting her latest single in April.

The I Will Never Let You Down songstress, 30, told viewers of The One Show on April 8 she had signed up to the platform to help the nation fight the coronavirus pandemic while promoting her track How To Be Lonely.

Two days later on April 10 This Morning hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes even clapped for her and her NHS worker mum Vera after she told them they had signed up.

Now Daily Star can reveal she hasn't carried out one task.

A source said: "Rita signed up to help the pandemic via the NHS at the start of the year.

"She was mentioned a few times during the promo circuit for her latest single How To Be Lonely, both on The One Show and This Morning.

"She saw first hand the issues and wanted to help but so far is yet to perform a single task.

"The way the app works is that it requires the user to actively log on, put their profile to 'on duty' and select a task from nearby locations.

"Only 'Check In and Chat' roles are not ‘geo-located’ as they are carried out by phone."

A rep for Rita said: "Rita has signed up as an NHS volunteer but to date she has never been called up. She's always been ready and willing."

However, according to the official NHS Volunteer Responder website, it states the user must select their own tasks.

The site state: "Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby."

This requirement for a volunteer to self select tasks was put to Rita's team to see if they wanted to clarify their first statement. At the time of publication they have not provided any further comment.

Rita previously claimed it was her mum's sense of duty working as an NHS nurse that meant she wanted to help the community by undertaking small tasks

Rita: "What made me want to volunteer, even if it's something like delivering food to someone's home or picking up medicine, is I just found seeing it first hand this is so real.

"I felt like what could I possibly do. I just think it is truly heroic seeing all the doctors and the front liners. It shows we as a humanity can come together."

She added on The One Show: "My mother works for the NHS so I decided to volunteer whether it was to give food or to just speak to elderly so we don't lose hope in this time. I just wanted to be helpful honestly."

Rita has sparked national outrage this week after being snapped breaking lockdown rules to host a secret birthday party.

The starlet was snapped dressed to the nines with a host of pals sneaking out of West London restaurant Casa Cruz.

Police were seen knocking on the locked doors of the venue and tying to peer through windows but no one replied.

Rita has since issued a grovelling apology claiming it was a "spur of the moment decision".

She said: "This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement.

"Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility .

"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe. Even though this won't make it right, I want to sincerely apologise."

Daily Star previously revealed how Rita spent the first lockdown in a stunning Cotswolds mansion.

The chart-topper escaped London by renting out a £1.2 million mansion in the countryside.

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