Emergency services & NHS deals - Freebies & discounts for NHS staff during the COVID-19 crisis

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*Last updated on the 21st of April, including removal of many closed stores.

Food & drinks

  • FeedNHS - Leon is bringing together restaurants to deliver hot meals to NHS critical care staff. Read the full article.
  • Uber Eats - five free £10 meals a week for NHS staff. Announced on Twitter.
  • Just Eat - 25% off takeaway food for NHS staff
  • Mindful Chef - 30% off food box and ready meal deliveries. Announced on Instagram.
  • Costa - free canned coffee drinks in hospital locations only
  • Vita Coco - The drinks company is sending anyone who deserves it or who is vulnerable a free crate of drinks. Get one for your staff by checking their Instagram post.
  • Brewdog - 50% off beer, food, wine, spirits - Brewdog announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to emergency services staff when you use the code DRIVETHRUNHS or COLLECTNHS and show work ID on collection. For more information, plus how to order via an app, see the Brewdog website.
  • Domino's pizza - One of their franchises offered free pizza to NHS staff (50 stores), but they over-promised and failed to deliver. National Domino's is releasing their discounts in the coming days. Watch the Domino's Twitter account for updates.
  • Chalk Stream Foods - Free delivery and 50% off on fish for NHS staff at their online store.
  • Thomas by Tom Simmons - A Cardiff-based restaurant - is doing delivery & takeaways at 50% discount for NHS staff.

Technology & Health discounts

  • Unmind is a workplace mental health platform. We empower organisations and employees to measurably improve their mental wellbeing. They've made it available for free to 1.5 million NHS staff with an @nhs.net email address. Sign up to Unmind free.
  • Headspace is a popular meditation coaching app. They've made a 'Weathering the Storm' collection that 'includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.' It's free for everyone right now.
  • Calm is another meditation and relaxation app. They've released a collection of free, dedicated meditations to help people through the COVID-19 crisis. It's also free for everyone right now.
  • WellDoing: Free online therapy for NHS professionals.

Transport offers for NHS staff

  • Ola is offering 50% of rides for NHS staff.
  • The AA is offering free breakdown cover for NHS staff (membership not required).
  • NHS hospital parking - free car parking for NHS and social care workers at hospitals
  • Uber - 10 free £15 rides and 50 free £10 e-bike trips
  • Santander Cycles - free 24 hour access code, free journeys under 30mins in London
  • Brompton Bike Hire - free 30-day foldable bike rental for NHS workers
  • Hertz - £1/day car rental for front-line workers, incl NHS, teachers, fire & police services

Exercise & Fitness

Clothing discounts for NHS staff

  • Missguided - 40% off site-wide on Health Service Discounts or with a Blue Lights Card.

Free health & beauty products for NHS staff

  • Gillette - free razor for some - Gillette announced on their website that they are offering free razors to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email address. It's intended for front-line ambulance staff who need to shave to ensure respirators fit correctly.
  • WHSmith - 20% off in all hospital stores for all NHS staff
  • Seraphine - Maternity clothes - 30% off online - Email: contact@seraphine.com from your NHS.net address to request your unique discount code.

Special supermarket opening hours for NHS staff

  • Marks and Spencer - Special shopping hour for NHS and emergency service workers during the first hour of trade each Tuesday and Friday morning.
  • Tesco - From this Sunday, and every following Sunday, all Tesco stores (except Express stores) will prioritise a browsing hour before checkouts open for NHS workers.
  • Sainsbury's - open 30 minutes early daily for NHS staff and social care workers. Announcement here.
  • Asda - prioritising NHS staff and care workers Mon, Wed & Fri 8am-9am and Sun. Announcement here.
  • Morrisons - open an hour early Mon-Sat for NHS staff. Announcement here.
  • Waitrose - setting aside essential products for NHS staff. Announcement here.
  • Iceland - final hour of trading 5pm-6pm Mon-Sat for NHS staff. Announcement here.
  • Aldi - open 30mins early on Sundays for NHS, police, & fire service plus priority in queues for store Mon-Sat. Announcement here.

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Article by

Ben Goodey