Coronavirus: NHS staff given freebies and discounts galore
The world can seem a hostile place when desperate times hit, but among the chaos, kindness and generosity are emerging.
The Coronavirus pandemic has, in many instances, turned individuals against one another. However, it is reassuring to see a whole host of companies come together to rally behind our NHS staff as the world falls apart around us.
For the hardworking folks at the NHS keeping the country intact at this crucial time, the following offers are available.
Pret, Carluccio's and Elan Cafe are all offering 50% off food and free hot drinks.
McDonald's and Burger King are offering free drinks both hot and cold.
Leon are also offering 50% plus a free drink, and they'll even deliver it to hospitals.
Nando's, Busaba and Gusto are offering 50% off their bills.
Starbucks is offering free filter coffee.
Benugo are offering free hot drinks until the end of April.
WHSmiths has upped its NHS discount to 20% for hospital branches.
Itsu are going further still, offering a free miso soup and hot drink.
As are Wingstop, who are offering a free meal, side and drink for NHS workers.
Dominos are offering a free pizza at some branches today – those that are part of the franchise DS Group. NHS workers will be able to redeem the offer by simply showing their work ID at participating stores.
Rush hairdressing are also offering a free wash, style and blowdry. So if you're wondering why your doctor is looking so well groomed, now you know why.
Restaurant Story, a Michelin-starred restaurant in south London is offering free meals to NHS workers. All it takes is a phone call or email to the good people who run the restaurant. They're also providing bread and pasta for collection.
Chelsea Football Club
Finally, Chelsea FC has offered their onsite hotel to NHS workers who need to shorten their commute or worry about bringing home the virus from the hospitals. North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NWLCCG) said, "We really are enormously grateful to Chelsea Football Club and Mr Roman Abramovich for their offer to support our hard-working NHS staff during the Covid-19 emergency."
It added: "We'd very much welcome similar offers of support from other hotels. This really does help us keep services running at a time when the NHS is likely to be under enormous pressure."
The Coronavirus pandemic only seems to be getting worse, and as things get harder and harder for the staff tasked with protecting us, it seems likely that we'll see more and more goodwill from individuals and industries.