NHS staff freebies & discounts

NHS staff freebies & discounts

Including free meals from Uber Eats and free parking at NCP car parks

While everyone in the country's doing their bit, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. So I'm compiling a list of big chains that are now offering freebies and discounts to help NHS staff (and there are a few that emergency services personnel can get, too).

These offers are all new and in addition to what NHS/emergency staff can usually get (eg, with a Blue Light Card), and as more are still popping up, we'll try to keep the list as up-to-date as we can. Please be aware though, things could also be stopped at short notice, especially with the food and drinks, so there are no guarantees.

If you're unsure whether your service is covered, it's worth contacting the retailer directly (eg, via social media) before visiting.

For answers to consumer issues over Covid-19, see our Coronavirus Financial Help and Coronavirus Travel Rights guides.

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Last updated, 5.42pm Wed 8 Apr

Food & drink discounts

Uber Eats - five free £10 meals a week for NHS staff

Uber announced on Twitter it's offering 100,000 free meals via Uber Eats for NHS staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address.

You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, which will be via a code that changes weekly. You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 a week, until all codes are used.

    • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
    • You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 via Uber Eats a week.
    • Check Uber website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Costa - free canned coffee drinks in hospital locations only

Costa announced on its website that from Wednesday 25 March it will no longer be able to provide free hot drinks, but instead will be giving away 250,000 'Ready-To-Drink' Costa Coffee cans to NHS workers. 

    • Most stores are now closed.
    • Costa is trying to keep hospital locations open, but this could change.
    • See the Costa website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

WHSmith - 20% off food and drink in hospital locations

WHSmith announced on Twitter that despite closing most of its locations at the end of trading on Monday 23 March, it's trying to keep WHSmith outlets in hospitals open to serve staff. Simply show your NHS ID at the till to get the discount.

If you're buying Graze snacks, you'll also get an additional 20% off on top of the WHSmith discount (that's a total of 36% discount on Graze snacks) when you show NHS ID.

Just Eat - 25% off takeaway food for NHS staff

Just Eat announced on Twitter that it's offering 25% off food to NHS workers each day until Monday 13 April.

Enter your NHS email address online at Just Eat, verify it using the code it sends, and then you'll get a code you can use on any Just Eat account. You'll need to get a new code each day if you want to use it more than once.

    • You can't use the code in conjunction with any credit on your account.
    • Codes are valid once a day until midnight daily, if you'd like to order after midnight you'll need to generate a new code for the next day.
    • Check the Just Eat website to see if your chosen local restaurant or takeaway is still open for delivery.
    • See Just Eat for full T&Cs.

Mindful Chef - 30% off food box and ready meal deliveries

Ready meal and recipe box retailer Mindful Chef announced on Instagram it's offering 30% off to NHS staff. Email hello@mindfulchef.com from your NHS email account to be sent a code.

    • Mindful Chef deliveries don't need a signature, and can be left on your doorstep or designated safe place.
    • Gluten-free and vegan options are available.
    • You can order for 1 or 2 people, or for families.

Vibrant Vegan - £15 off six ready meals delivered

Plant-based ready meal retailer Vibrant Vegan announced on Twitter it's offering £15 off boxes of six frozen ready meals to NHS staff.

Email nhshero@vibrantvegan.co.uk from your NHS email account to be sent a code.

    • Vibrant Vegan deliveries don't need a signature, and can be left on your doorstep or designated safe place.
    • All meals are vegan, but some contain gluten, peanuts and other allergens so be sure to check the website if you have any allergies or intolerance.
    • You'll be able to choose which six meals you'd like. 

Las Iguanas - 50% off takeaway food plus a free can of Coke

Las Iguanas announced on its website that while it's closing some restaurants, it's offering 50% off food to NHS workers at locations that remain open for takeaway.

You can order either in store or over the phone - simply show NHS ID when you order/collect to get the discount.

Leon - 50% off takeaway food

Leon (find your nearest) announced on Facebook it's offering 50% off food to NHS staff when you show work ID. It's also trying to stock items you'd normally find in a supermarket to help ease shortages.

    • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
    • Seating areas are closed.
    • Stores could close at any time, but are trying to stay open to provide food like a supermarket in some areas.
    • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you will still get a 45p discount if you bring one. 
    • The discount usually isn't available for delivery, but try Tweeting Leon to see if it can help if you've no other choice other than delivery.

Tiba Tempeh - coupon for free tempeh

Tiba Tempeh announced on Instagram that it's giving away 1,000 coupons to NHS workers. Tempeh, if you've not heard of it, is an Indonesian fermented soybean product. Email hello@tibatempeh.com to be sent a voucher redeemable at Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods or Planet Organic stores. 

    • Email from your NHS email account.
    • There are 1,000 coupons available, but Tiba Tempeh says it could release more if demand is high.
    • There's no end date on the coupon, so you can use it whenever you get chance.

Priority opening hours & discounts at supermarkets etc

Tesco - open an hour early on Sundays for NHS staff

Tesco (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours in larger stores for NHS staff on Sundays, one hour before the store's usual opening time, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card.

Sainsbury's - open 30 minutes early daily for NHS staff and social care workers

Sainsbury's (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours for NHS staff and social care workers, in larger stores between 7.30am and 8am Monday to Saturday, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card.

Sainsbury's is also asking stores to try their best to keep essentials aside for shoppers who shop during this time.

Asda - prioritising NHS staff and care workers Mon, Wed & Fri 8am-9am and Sun

Asda (find your nearest) announced online it will prioritise NHS staff and care workers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8am and 9am (or the first hour of opening) as well as on Sundays in larger stores when you present ID such as an NHS staff card or your registration number.

    • In larger stores on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-9am or the first hour of opening if store opening times have changed.
    • Now also available on Sundays.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times, as they may have changed.

Morrisons - open an hour early Mon-Sat for NHS staff

Morrisons (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's dedicating an hour every Monday to Saturday morning between 7am and 8am for NHS workers, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card.

    • In store on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday only.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed if you're visiting at another time.
    • You may not be able to check online for opening times as the Morrisons website is placing people in queues due to high demand for delivery slots.

Waitrose - setting aside essential products for NHS staff

Waitrose (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's setting aside essential products for NHS workers, which you'll be able to ask for when you present ID such as an NHS staff card at the checkout.

It's also giving priority at checkout to NHS staff, and in some locations the café has been converted into a pop-up shop for NHS staff to quickly find essentials.

Iceland - final hour of trading 5pm-6pm Mon-Sat for NHS staff

Iceland (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's setting aside the final hour of trading on Monday to Saturday (usually 5pm to 6pm) for NHS workers only, which you'll be able to access when you present ID such as an NHS staff card. It's not allowing anyone else inside stores during that time.

Aldi - open 30mins early on Sundays for NHS, police, & fire service plus priority in queues for store Mon-Sat

Aldi (find your nearest) announced online it will have dedicated opening hours for NHS, police, and fire services between 9.30am and 10am on Sundays, when you present ID such as an NHS staff card. In Scotland, it'll be from 8.30am to 9am on Sundays.

Aldi also says emergency services staff will then get priority at the checkouts when they open at 10am on Sundays, as well as priority in the queues to get inside stores Monday to Saturday.

    • In store on Sundays only.
    • Monday to Saturday you'll be able to show ID, eg, NHS ID, for priority in the queue to access the store.
    • Check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed.
    • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.
    • Check Aldi website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.
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B&M - 10% off for NHS staff

B&M (find your nearest) announced online it's extending its 10% off for colleagues offer to NHS staff. Simply show your NHS photo identity card at the till to get the discount.

    • B&M has closed some smaller stores, so check online for your local store's opening times as they may have changed.
    • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.

Home Bargains - priority in queues for NHS staff

Home Bargains (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's prioritising NHS staff when queues form to enter stores due to social distancing measures. Simply show your ID badge for priority access.

Pets at Home - 10% off for NHS staff plus priority checkout, shopping hours 8am-9am Tue, Thu, Sat

Pets at Home (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 10% off for NHS staff, as well as priority at the checkout at all times. Simply show your NHS ID at the till to get the discount.

It's also announced a priority hour between 8am and 9am for NHS workers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

    • Pets at Home have closed grooming salons in all stores.
    • Encouraging contactless or card payments where possible.
    • Discount can't be used online, or on pets, fish or plants, insurance products, gift vouchers or cards, VIP Subscribe & Save, or easy-repeat orders. See full T&Cs.

     

Transport discounts

NCP - free car parking for key workers, including NHS staff, emergency services etc, at over 150 locations

NCP announced on its website it's offering free parking to all key workers who still need to travel and park during the lockdown period. This includes NHS staff, and emergency services workers.

You'll need to pre-book online up to an hour before arriving at selected car parks, and it's currently valid until the end of April, but could be extended. You'll need to provide some personal details when you book, but it's asking people respect that this offer is intended for key workers only.

    • Each booking is valid for one entry, and one exit.
    • No limit to the number of bookings that can be made.
    • Must pre-book online up to an hour before entry to the car park.
    • Bookings can be made up to 11.59pm on Thu 30 April.
    • Check NCP website for list of participating car parks.
    • We've asked NCP for a list of the specific services this offer is aimed at, but it's yet to get back to us. We'll let you know here when we know more.

NHS hospital parking - free car parking for NHS and social care workers at hospitals

The Government has announced it's providing financial backing to allow NHS trusts to scrap car parking fees for NHS staff, social care workers, and NHS volunteers at hospital car parks.

See our NHS to get free staff car parking news article for more information.

    • Applies to all on-street parking and open, council-run car parks including pay and display.
    • Health workers, social care workers and NHS volunteers are eligible.
    • Individual councils will decide the way people should provide proof of their eligibility.

AA - free recovery for NHS workers on the way to or from work, incl, eg, cleaners

The AA announced on its website it's offering free recovery for NHS staff travelling to or from work as well as if you break down at home.

You'll need to call the dedicated phone number on 0800 072 5064 to get a patrol to try and fix your vehicle, simply show your ID, eg, NHS card to the patrol when they arrive. 

    • It's valid for any NHS worker, including, eg, nurses, surgeons, cleaners, and porters etc.
    • This service doesn't mean you're a full AA member, so if you're already registered with the AA you should report the breakdown via the app or in the usual way as you're likely to have more cover in this case.
    • You can sign up on the AA website with your email address and mobile phone number to get an email and a text with the number so you have it handy.
    • You'll still need to pay for any parts used to repair your vehicle, eg, new battery.
    • If you put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, it's not covered.
    • Check AA website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Halfords - free full 10-point car check for NHS & emergency workers, incl free screenwash top up

Halfords announced on its website it's offering a free 10-point car check for NHS & emergency workers.

Phone and book at your local Halfords or Autocentre garage (find your nearest), then show your NHS ID or Bluelight Card to get the check free. It's also offering 10% off new tyres if you need them (use the code NHSTYRES10 online, then show ID) until Sun 31 May, see Halfords for more information.

    • The free car check includes: Headlight & brake light check, wiper blade condition check, battery health check, windscreen chip check, MOT due date reminder, tyre depth check, tyre inflation check & top up, oil level check, screen wash top up, and AdBlue & coolant check.
    • Check Halfords website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Uber - 10 free £15 rides and 50 free £10 e-bike trips

Uber announced on Twitter it's offering 200,000 free rides on its platform for NHS staff with a valid NHS or HSC email address. It also announced on Twitter that its Uber Jump e-bikes in London will be free to use for NHS staff.

You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount, which will be via a code that changes weekly. You'll be able to claim up to five free meals up to £10 a week, until all codes are used. You'll also be able to claim up to 50 Jump e-bike rides up to the value of £10 per trip.

    • If you're already registered with Uber with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer within 48 hours.
    • You'll be able to claim up to 10 free rides up to £15 via Uber a week. Plus, up to 50 Jump e-bike rides up to the value of £10 per ride. Check Jump website for more information.
    • Check Uber website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Santander Cycles - free 24 hour access code, free journeys under 30mins in London

TFL announced on its website it's waiving the £2/day Santander Cycles fee for NHS workers until Thursday 30 April.

You'll need to ask your NHS comms team for more information and to get the code.

    • Dock within 30 minutes to avoid being charged.
    • Your access code is valid for any number of journeys, which will all be free if they're under 30 minutes long.
    • Check TFL website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.
    • Not valid on Milton Keynes Santander Cycles - all stations are closed in Milton Keynes.

Brompton Bike Hire - free 30-day foldable bike rental for NHS workers

Brompton Bike Hire (find a dock) announced on Twitter it's offering free 30-day foldable bike rentals to NHS staff when you sign up to the app with the code Wheels4NHS using your NHS email account.

If you have any trouble signing up, you can call the 24 hour helpline on: 0203 474 0700.

    • You can reserve up to 24h in advance.
    • Use the pin code you'll be given in the app to unlock the dock, grab your bike, unfold and go. 
    • When you're ready to return it just reserve a bay using the app in any of its 50+ docks, remembering to properly shut the door after returning the bike.
    • For any issues, the number for the 24 hour helpline is: 0203 474 0700.
    • Check Brompton Bike Hire website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Hertz - £1/day car rental for front-line workers, incl NHS, teachers, fire & police services

Hertz announced on its website it's offering £1/day car rental for front-line workers, including NHS, fire & police, social workers and teaching staff as well as the armed forces when you book online on its website by Monday 30 March for use by the end of April.

You'll also need to show professional photo ID (eg, NHS staff card), or a payslip matching photo ID, when picking up at the participating rental location (see need-to-knows below for locations).

    • Minimum rental duration is 1 day and maximum is 6 days.
    • Bookings can be made up to 11.59pm on Mon 30 March.
    • Rentals must be completed by Thu 30 April.
    • Includes: NHS doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers and other frontline health, social care support and specialist staff. Teaching, childcare and support staff, social workers and specialist education professionals. Police and support staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue service employees (including support staff).
    • Participating locations include: Aberdeen Airport, Avonmouth, Basingstoke, Birmingham Airport, Bournemouth Airport, Bristol Airport, Cambridge - Clifton Road Industrial Estate, Cardiff City - Bessemer Road, Cheltenham - Gloucester Road, Coventry, Dartford, Dover, East Midlands Airport, Edinburgh - 10 Picardy Place, Edinburgh Airport, Exeter, Feltham, Gatwick Airport - North Terminal, Gatwick Airport - South Terminal, Glasgow - 200 Argyle Street, Glasgow Airport, Hoddesdon Ccl, Inverness Airport, Leeds Bradford Int Airport, Leeds City - Wellington Bridge Road, Leicester - Oakstead Garages, Liverpool Airport, London - Victoria Coach Station, London City Airport, London Heathrow Airport, London Luton Airport, London Marble Arch, London London - St Pancras Railway Station, Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Airport, Northampton, Norwich Airport, Nottingham - Linkmel Close, Oldbury, Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Stansted Airport, Stranraer, Cairnryan - Stena Line Terminal Building, Truro Rail Station, Warrington – Risley, York - Leeman Road
    • Check Hertz website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Ola - 50% off (up to £7 off) 10 ride-shares

Ola announced on its Facebook it's offering 50% off (up to £7 off) on up to 10 ride-shares until Tuesday 7 April.

You'll need to register and update your profile with your NHS email address to get the discount.

    • If you're already registered with Ola with your personal email, update your profile with your NHS email ID and you should be able to use the offer from the next day.
    • Check Ola website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

Fitness deals & discounts

Fiit - free three-month Fiit premium app subscription for NHS staff

Fitness app Fiit announced on Twitter it's offering free three-month Fiit premium subscriptions to NHS staff who sign up online at Fiit using their NHS email account.

    • You'll need to register using your NHS email account to get the offer.
    • Once you sign up, you will be sent a code to use in the app.
    • It could take 48 hours to receive your code due to high demand.

Frame - free online fitness classes for NHS, teachers, carers, police, military etc

Fitness studio Frame announced on Instagram it's offering free online classes to NHS staff, as well as teachers, carers, police, military and 'anyone else who is working tirelessly to keep everyone safe and the economy ticking over'.

Send an email to heroes@moveyourframe.com from your work email account, and you'll be sent instructions via email on how to access classes.

    • Frame studios are now all closed, and all classes have now moved online. See website for more details.
    • If you're an existing Frame member, email the above email address for a link to get access.
    • It might take a while to receive your email, as Frame says it's had an amazing response to the offer.
    • Online membership is normally £10.99 a month.

MoveGB - free online fitness classes for NHS staff

MoveGB announced on its website it's offering free memberships to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email address. You'll also need to provide a photo of your NHS identification via the link above to get the discount. 

    • All studios and gyms MoveGB usually partners with are closed, content is available online only.
    • You'll get access to live-streamed content, or on-demand classes you can watch at a time to suit you.
    • Online membership is normally £1 a week.

Other deals & discounts

Headspace - free Headspace Plus subscription for NHS staff

Mindfulness and meditation app Headspace announced on its website it's offering free Headspace Plus subscriptions to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email account until Wed 30 Dec.

    • You'll be asked to choose from three types of role, all of which are eligible for this offer: 'Clinical professionals' (eg, Doctors, Nurses, etc.), 'Non-clinical professionals' (eg, administrative functions), or 'Wellbeing lead' (eg, the person responsible for staff wellbeing).
    • You'll need to register using your NHS email account to get the offer.
    • For more help and information, see the Headspace help pages.

Sleepio and Daylight - free access to Sleepio sleep-help and Daylight anxiety app for NHS staff

Sleep-help programme Sleepio and anxiety-reduction app Daylight announced online they're giving free access to NHS staff who sign up online using the special links with their NHS email account.

Gillette - free razor for front-line ambulance staff

Gillette announced on its website it's 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.

    • Razors will be sent completely free of charge for eligible staff in the post.
    • Gillette asks that non-frontline staff who don't need this offer do not apply, as it could reduce availability for people who need it most.
    • Gillette has said that all entries not from a valid NHS email will be rejected.
    • Gillette hasn't said how many are available, but it's one per person.
    • Due to high demand, it could take up to 10 working days for you to receive your razor.

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  • Glasses Direct - free £20 glasses for NHS staff - now finished, all codes used

    Glasses Direct announced on its website it's offering free glasses to NHS staff who email a photo of themselves holding their NHS ID to nhs.staff@glassesdirect.co.uk. You'll then be sent a discount code to use on the £9-£20 range, with single-vision standard lenses.

      • Glasses will be sent completely free of charge for eligible staff in the post.
      • There are 2,000 available.
      • You'll also get the Silver lens package – which has scratch-resistant and anti-reflection coatings.
      • Any other lens extras, eg, varifocals or special coatings, will be 50% off with your code.
      • See Glasses Direct website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Starbucks - free filter coffee STORES NOW CLOSED

    Starbucks (find your nearest) announced on Facebook it's offering free filter coffee to NHS, council, and emergency services workers when you show ID.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Branches within larger indoor areas may be closed (eg, cinemas).
      • Cash no longer accepted, so if you're buying something you must pay by card. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you can still get a 25p discount if you have one (doesn't apply with the free hot drink). 
      • Drive-through and app ordering still be available as normal in some locations.

    Pret - free hot drinks, 50% off everything else STORES NOW CLOSED

    Pret (find your nearest) announced on Twitter that NHS workers who show their work ID can get free hot drinks, plus 50% off everything else it sells. It did not give an end date, but is providing regular coronavirus updates via the Pret website.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed. 
      • Reusable cups are no longer accepted, but you can still get a 50p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink).

    Caffè Nero - free takeaway hot drinks STORES NOW CLOSED

    Caffè Nero (find your nearest) announced on Instagram it's offering free drinks to all medical staff if you show a current Medical ID. Caffè Nero has said this includes people who work within hospitals, eg, porters and cleaners as well as other NHS staff, including GP surgeries and ambulance staff.

      • One free hot drink per day.
      • Stores now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option). 
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Toilets are closed.
      • If buying something, contactless payment is required. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a bonus stamp if you bring one.
      • See the Caffè Nero website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

       

    Greggs - free takeaway hot drinks STORES NOW CLOSED

    Greggs (find your nearest) announced online it's offering free drinks to emergency services personnel and health/social care workers if you show your work ID.

      • Stores now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option). 
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Toilets are closed.
      • If buying something, contactless payment is encouraged. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a 20p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). 
      • Click & collect and Greggs Delivery are still available as normal in some locations.

       

    McDonald's - free takeaway drinks RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    McDonald's (find your nearest) announced on its website that emergency services personnel, health and social care workers can show their work pass to get free drinks in every UK restaurant.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Children's play areas are closed.
      • Toilets and hand-washing facilities should still be open.
      • Drive-through and app ordering and payments should still be available in some locations as normal, but will now be contact-free.
      • McDonald's Monopoly has been postponed, so you'll not be able to collect tokens yet.

    Burger King - free takeaway hot or cold drinks RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    Burger King (find your nearest) announced on Facebook that NHS, emergency, and social workers can show ID to get free drinks in every UK restaurant.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Drive-through and app ordering and payments should still be available in some locations as normal, but will now be contact-free.
      • See the Burger King website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Pizza Hut - 50% off takeaway food RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    Pizza Hut (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to NHS staff when you show work ID.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are now closed.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Pizza Hut website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues. 

    Nando's - 50% off food RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    Nando's (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food to NHS staff when you show work ID.

      • Restaurants are still open, but you'll be seated at a distance from other diners.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't normally use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Nando's website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues.

    Itsu - free hot drinks/soup, 50% off food STORES NOW CLOSED

    Itsu (find your nearest) announced on its website it's offering free hot drinks and miso soup, as well as 50% off food, to all NHS staff when you show work ID.

      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Serving a smaller menu than normal to avoid food waste.
      • Some changes to opening hours, check website.
      • If buying something, customers are being asked to pay by card. 
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you will still get a 25p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). 
      • Half-price food sale 30 minutes before closing time is still on as normal.

    Wasabi - 50% off food & drink in selected London locations STORES NOW CLOSED

    Wasabi announced on Twitter it's offering 50% off food and drink to NHS staff when you show work ID. It's also said that most of its stores will be closed, apart from seven locations in London (see need-to-knows section for stores)

      • Most stores are now closed.
      • Stores which are still open include: Ealing, High Street Kensington, Hammersmith Broadway, Borough, South Kensington, Camden, and Canary Wharf.
      • Check the website, as opening hours may change.
      • Stores are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are now closed.
      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • You can't use an NHS discount if you order food online for collection, or for delivery.
      • See the Wasabi website for more information on how it's dealing with Coronavirus-related issues. 
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    Carluccio's - free hot drinks, 50% off food RESTAURANTS NOW CLOSED

    Carluccio's (find your nearest) announced on Facebook it's offering free drinks to NHS workers when you show your work ID. If you're a Blue Light card holder, you'll also be able to get 50% off food.

    Brewdog - 50% off food BARS NOW CLOSED

    Brewdog (find your nearest) 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.

      • Restaurants and bars are now takeaway only (there's no eat/drink-in option).
      • Seating areas are closed.
      • Make sure you use the correct NHS discount codes, not the generic codes, or you'll only get 30% off.

    Paul - free takeaway coffee & tea STORES NOW CLOSED

    Paul (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering free coffee and tea to emergency services, health and social care workers when you show NHS ID. It's also baking and stocking more bread to help with shortages.

      • Takeaway is still available to order and pick up at restaurants.
      • Contactless payments only, if you're buying something.
      • No longer accepting reusable cups, but you should still get a 50p discount if you bring one (doesn't apply to the free hot drink). See Twitter for more details.
      • Paul is also a bakery, and is offering 2for1 on selected loaves to take away from their main bakery in Acton, or order online.
      • Stores could close at any time.

    L'Occitane - free hand cream STORES NOW CLOSED

    L'Occitane (find your nearest) announced on Twitter it's offering free 30ml hand cream tubes to NHS staff when you show work ID at any UK store.

      • As it's in store only, the offer will end if stores close.
      • Hand cream is also being sent to hospitals, so if you work in a hospital it's worth checking if they've already had a delivery.

Will you be picking these up? Thank you from all at MSE for the work you do. We hope the discounts and freebies can help. Please share any offers you've seen in the comments below, or on Twitter.