- Leading businesses to join national effort to further drive uptake in young people
- Uber, Bolt and Deliveroo among those to offer incentives for people to get the jab, with more set to join soon
- Young people urged to get jab to protect themselves and loved ones and support cautious return to normal life
Some of the country’s top food and travel businesses have joined the national effort to get as many people as possible vaccinated against COVID-19.
Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the household names who will be offering discounts and incentives to customers who get a COVID-19 vaccine and help protect the country from the virus, as we continue the cautious return to normality.
Uber, for example, will be sending reminders to all users in August, encouraging them to get the vaccine, and will be offering discounted Uber rides and meals on Uber Eats for young adults who get the jab. This follows earlier Uber campaigns offering free trips to vaccination centres earlier this year and for NHS staff during the height of the pandemic.
Bolt will be offering free ride credit to vaccination centres. A similar scheme by Bolt included offering £250,000 in free ride credit to London vaccination facilities earlier this year.
Other incentives being discussed could include vouchers or discount codes for people attending pop up vaccine sites and booking though the NHS, social media competitions and promotional offers for restaurants.
The government is set to release