Voi is supporting the UK vaccination programme, offering discounted rides to and from the COVID-19 vaccination centres in all the cities and towns where the trials are present.
What do I need to do if I have been invited to take the COVID-19 vaccine and I want to take a trip using a Voi e-scooter?
To claim one of the £8 discounts, users need to have or download the Voi app (available for free in the App Store or Google Play), then click on the bottom left of the Voi app and select ‘Free rides’ and click ‘Redeem a Voucher’ and enter the promo code for their region. The promo codes can be found on this page.
To be eligible, e-scooter trips must start or end at one of the vaccination sites listed on the NHS website. There are over 1,500 vaccination sites on the NHS website here. The discount will run until the vaccination programme is completed (T&Cs apply).
As of mid-March, more than 25 million people in the UK have received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose. The UK government plans to offer a first vaccine dose to about 32 million people in nine priority groups by 15 April. More than 97% of the population lives within 10 miles of a vaccine service so for cities and towns where Voi is operating, choosing to use an e-scooter to reach the vaccine centre can help cut down pollution and traffic.
Richard Corbett, General Manager, UK, Ireland, and Benelux at Voi, said:
“As the vaccination programme is extended to other age groups, we want to make sure that people can make it to these really important appointments quickly and conveniently. Since we launched our e-scooter services in the UK, our focus has been on helping local communities adopt this carbon-neutral mode of travel, reducing traffic and pollution in the areas where we live and work. We are delighted to offer discounts to people travelling to vaccination sites, supporting this essential healthcare programme which will help us to get back to normal life more quickly and our towns and cities to recover.”
Voi also continues to support NHS and Emergency Service Workers with free rides through its Voi 4 Heroes program to make commuting and travel easier while the lockdown is in place. Since launch, over 4.3K users have taken advantage of the Voi 4 Heroes scheme, with more than 73.6K rides being taken since the beginning of the second lockdown.