While much of the country might grind to a halt on Christmas Day, including the public transport system, there are plenty of essential services (like hospitals) that carry on as normal. If you don't have a car getting to work on Christmas Day suddenly becomes a pricey affair, because taxis love any excuse to hike the prices.
NHS workers have some good news, though, because Uber is offering them a discounted ride to and from work.
NHS workers will be able to redeem two £10 off vouchers between 6pm on Christmas Eve and 23:59 on Boxing Day. Uber says it's offering free rides, which it might well be depending on the journey time, but it's not an excuse to grab a car and go on an epic quest. £10 only goes so far, you know!
To claim and redeem your vouchers, all you need to do is follow these instructions:
- Go to www.uber.com/nhs
- Enter your NHS email address in the box.
- Wait for your codes to arrive on Friday.
- Once you have them, open the app, select ‘Payment’ from the menu, tap ‘Add Promo’, and pop in your code.
Obviously it's dependent on Uber actually being available where you live and work, but it's a nice gesture. Particularly since Uber hasn't had a great year of publicity.