While the government is encouraging the public to stay at home, key workers are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone is looked after during the coronavirus outbreak.
Now, several companies are offering NHS staff, health and social care workers, teachers, shopkeepers and many more discounts and freebies in a bid to make sure that they’re looked after, too.
While many outlets, such as Pret, Starbucks and McDonalds, were offering deals they have now closed their doors – but many are still open, and these are the things currently on offer to those on the frontline (as of Thursday 16th April):
Free meals for the NHS
The team at Meals for the NHS is delivering free meals to frontline NHS heroes, whilst supporting local restaurants in the process that might have otherwise shut down. The way it works is through donations, and sponsorship (the average meal cost is £5). They have started delivering meals to local hospitals in London, and have 27 hospitals more on their waiting list.
The money will go directly to the local businesses who are preparing and delivering the food to the hospitals.
Krispy Kreme – free doughnuts and hot drinks
They’re reopening some of their UK drive-thrus for NHS and key workers only, who will be able to pick up free doughnuts and hot drinks. You can also nominate the people you think deserve a delivery of sweet treats.
Hotel Chocolat – 50% off
NHS and emergency workers are entitled to 50% off products online.
Leon – 50% off
They’re offering NHS workers 50% off and free food deliveries to hospitals.
Yard Sale Pizza – 25% – 50% off
London-based pizza chain Yard Sale Pizza is giving NHS staff 50% off for collection and 25% off for delivery.
By Chloe – 50% off
NHS staff can enjoy a 50% discount at plant-based chain By Chloe.
Uber and Uber Eats – free rides and meals
NHS workers can get free Uber rides to and from work, as well as free meals from Uber Eats.
Deliveroo – free meals
They’ve launched a fundraising page so that you can donate free meals to NHS workers and other vulnerable people.
We will continue to update this list to ensure the most up-to-date information.