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Uber is now giving our NHS and care home workers in Gedling borough discounted fares during coronavirus crisis

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Uber has announced it is offering discounted trips to all NHS staff and those working in care homes across the borough as they continue to wage war on coronavirus

All 1.2m NHS staff, as well as everyone working in care homes in England and Wales, can now access a 25% discount on trips, funded by Uber. 

The taxi giant has announced a new section of the app known as ‘Uber Medics’ will launch ‘as soon as possible’ and offer features not available to regular Uber customers.

These include:

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  • 25% cheaper rides compared to regular Uber rides*
  • Longer waiting times, to get to and from the ward
  • Additional rider and driver safety information
UBER app in action

Uber has said it is working directly with Care England to roll this out as soon as possible.

Of every Uber Medics trip, 100% of the fare will go to the drivers who are supporting the healthcare heroes during this challenging time. The discount on Uber Medics fares is fully funded by Uber, as Uber pays part of the fare on the rider’s behalf.

Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “Healthcare staff and everyone serving in care homes are working tirelessly to protect, treat and care for those affected by coronavirus. We have responded to the request of the Government to provide transportation support for those serving on the frontline. We all have to play our part to help respond to the coronavirus crisis.”

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