Uber announce 200,000 free rides to and from work for all NHS staff



Uber Technologies Inc. have announced they will be offering 200,000 free journeys to and from work to all staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address during the Covid-19 pandemic.


In addition to the free rides, the firm have also said they will be covering 100,000 free meals through its 'UberEats' service.

Uber said: "NHS and HSC staff can choose to order a hot meal from a local restaurant, or essential items from a nearby shop, all delivered to their home or even the ward."

Uber currently do not hold an operator's licence in the capital after Transport for London made the decision to not renew their licence due to "safety concerns" - a decision Uber are appealing. The firm are allowed to keep operating while the appeals process is ongoing.

Current coronavirus (Covid-19) advice is that people should keep a minimum of 2 metres from others at all times. Some private hire drivers have taken extra measures in relation to social distancing by fixing a temporary partition between themselves and passengers in the rear, but many are still operating in an open cabin.


Traditional hackney carriage black taxis are manufactured with a separate passenger compartment, sectioned off by a purpose built screen. Trade unions and representatives, as well as some political figures have urged government officials to utilise taxi drivers in the fight against Covid-19.

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