Move what matters: Uber's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK
In 2020 the world was turned upside down. Uber, a company that moves people, told people to stay at home, for everyone that can't. Thank you for not riding with Uber.
Together if we stop moving, we can end this pandemic. So we focused on moving what matters with free rides. We moved NHS staff to hospitals. We moved teachers to schools. We moved free meals for doctors & nurses after long shifts at Christmas. We recognised our drivers & NHS staff publicly through wall murals and with hand-drawn NHS artwork displayed on the sides of hospitals & on high streets. And then, we moved the most vulnerable so they could be vaccinated. All the while, we kept our drivers and riders protected by giving our drivers Unilever hygiene kits.
Just as individuals have adapted the way they live and reassessed what was most important in 2020, so too did Uber. 'Move what Matters' was how we played our part in tackling the virus within the communities we operate.