By Kim O’Leary
Uber is offering free trips to and from the four vaccination centres in Dublin to ensure transport isn’t a barrier to people receiving their jabs.
In line with the cost of an average fare, Uber will cover up to €20 per trip for passengers’ trips to and from vaccination centres for both first and second dose appointments (up to €80 per person).
Passengers should enter the code dublinhub in the app ahead of booking their journey to activate the offer.
Trips must start or end at one of the four vaccination centres: the Aviva Stadium, Citywest Convention Centre, the Helix Theatre Dublin City University, or Croke Park.
Ash Kebriti, Uber general manager for UK and Ireland said: “We want to help remove any barriers that could prevent anyone from travelling safely to get their jab, so we’re covering free trips for anyone in Dublin who is entitled to get the vaccine.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Uber has introduced a number of safety measures to ensure the safety of everyone who uses the Uber app.
Its new measures include mask verification where drivers take selfies to prove they’re wearing a face covering, ready to ride checklist to ensure passengers are wearing their own masks, and a back seat policy to check that there is a suitable distance between driver and passenger.
For more information about how to be one of the first 13,000 riders to claim the offer, go to uber.com/dublinvaccines.