Government Plan To Reward Vaccinated With Cheap Ubers, Deliveroo, Cinema Tickets & More

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

2 Aug 2021

In an effort to boost vaccine uptake, the government has announced cheap taxi’s, meals and more for customers who get their Covid-19 jab.

Around 67% of those aged 18 – 29 in England have so far had a Covid vaccine, according to the Department of Health. 

The governments further efforts have seen brands like Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims offering incentives to encourage younger people to get vaccinated. 

Students will be able to claim £10 in Uber or Uber Eats credit to enjoy a free trip or meal. The Government will offer rewards provided by Uber to people who post a selfie outside a vaccination centre, the company said.

A Deliveroo spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: “At Deliveroo we want to do our part to support the NHS during the pandemic, including delivering 1 million free meals to frontline NHS staff and vaccine centres. This is the next step in helping people get vaccinated and safely back to normal.”

This isn’t the final form of the governments vaccine incentive campaign with the DHSC saying more will be released “in due course” adding that it “could include vouchers or discount codes for people attending pop-up vaccine sites and booking through the NHS, social media competitions and promotional offers for restaurants”.