Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Bolt all offer discounts and incentives to vaccinated customers

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Deliveroo, Bolt and Uber are all offering discounts and incentives to customers who get the COVID-19 vaccine.

As part of a government scheme to encourage younger Brits to get vaccinated, some of the UKs biggest delivery and ride hailing firms will be offering discounts.

Deliveroo and Uber Eats will both be offering money off deliveries for young adults who get the jab.

Meanwhile ride-hailing company Bolt, which announced this morning it is also set to break into the grocery delivery market, will offer free rides to vaccination centres.

It comes as the government scrambles to get as many young people vaccinated as possible over growing criticism of plans to enforce vaccine passports across the UK.

According to the latest figures, around 60 per cent of 18 to 25-year-olds have currently had at least one jab, but concerns are mounting that rates among young people are plateauing.

It is understood that the prime minister had initially planned to make full vaccinations a condition for student to return to university campuses.

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However, according to The Observer, Boris Johnson has now backed away from these plans amid a significant backlash from both university lawyers and within his own party.

“As cities open up, we all need to proceed with caution and ensure that all adults are vaccinated against COVID-19,” Uber’s regional general manager Jamie Heywood said.

“We’re proud to be working with the government on this important campaign to encourage everyone to get their jab.”

A Deliveroo spokesperson added: “At Deliveroo we want to do our small part to support the NHS during the pandemic, including delivering 1 million free meals to frontline NHS staff and vaccine centres. This is the next step in helping get people vaccinated and safely back to normal.”

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