Uber has pledged to offer free journeys to all Covid vaccination centres in England in an effort to help the most vulnerable receive their coronavirus jabs.

The taxi app firm confirmed it will cover £15 of passengers’ trips to the seven mass vaccination hubs across the country.

How to get your free trip

People due to get their coronavirus vaccine could be eligible for the free ride to their appointment.

Uber is offering 28,000 free vehicles, with the promotion extending to all trips, including wheelchair accessible Uber Access vehicles, and Uber Assist vehicles, for those needing assistance getting in and out of the taxi.

Trips will be covered up to the value of £15. If the ride costs more than £15, the person who was booked will be liable to pay the remaining cost of the trip, via their chosen payment method.

The journey will need to start or finish at the vaccination centre in order to qualify, and is subject to availability.

Those wishing to take up the offer have to input the promotional code for their area via their Uber app at the time of booking.

When is the promotion available?

The free trip promotion will be valid running until 28 February 2020.

What are the area promotion codes?

The free rides can take passengers to the vaccination hub closest to their local area. These are the promotional codes:

  • Robertson House, Stevenage: UberUKRH
  • Excel Centre (Nightingale), London: UberUKEX
  • Centre for Life, Newcastle: UberUKCL
  • Etihad Tennis and Football Centre, Manchester: UberUKET
  • Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey: UberUKED
  • Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol: UberUKAG
  • Millennium Point, Birmingham: UberUKMP