Uber has announced free usage of their bike rental service, Jump, for all NHS workers, including doctors, nurses and hospital staff in London.
General Manager of Jump London, Dinika Mahtani, said: “Our brave NHS staff need everyone across the UK to get behind them and provide support however we can.
”From today [26 March] JUMP bikes will be available for tens of thousands of NHS workers to use for free, helping them get to and from hospitals so they can continue their vital work.”
All NHS staff will be eligible to receive a maximum of 50 redemptions with a cap of £10 per trip.
Jump bikes are currently available in the London boroughs of Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington and Hackney.
TaxiPoint recently reported claims made by Uber that they were in talks with the government to discuss ways of utilising their services across the country to assist the fight against Covid-19. These talks are yet to be confirmed.
Unions and orgs representing traditional hackney carriage taxis and private hire firms around the UK have also been calling on parliament to utilise drivers to help transport NHS workers, medical supplies and food to the most vulnerable members of society.
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