Pret is giving NHS workers free hot drinks and 50% off everything else to say thanks

PRET A Manger is giving away free hot drinks to NHS workers to say thanks for all their hard work during the coronavirus outbreak.

As well as free drinks, NHS staff can also get 50 per cent off all food in stores.

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Pret confirmed the news in a Facebook update today and told The Sun the offer will be running until at least the end of March.

NHS workers can claim any hot drink, including teas and coffees, by showing their NHS card in any UK Pret store.

The same goes for the half price food.

Pret told us all drinks and sizes, plus all food, are included in the offer.

If you'd rather go for something cooler, cold drinks including smoothies and frappes come under the 50 per cent off part of the deal.

Pret prices vary depending on your location, but they typically charge around £1.60 for tea, or £2.20 for a regular latte.

Sandwiches and baguettes start from £2.99 on average.

We've asked if NHS staff can show their Bluelight Card to redeem their free drink or discounted food and we'll update this article when we know more.

The deal is for in-store orders only, so you can't claim it if you're ordering via Deliveroo.

Pret has 530 shops in the UK – you can use the online finder tool to locate your nearest one.

Pano Christou, Pret CEO, said: "The Pret family and the whole world are in uncharted territory, and it is important that we show solidarity and stand by each other in this difficult time.

"The teams on the frontline of the NHS are doing an extraordinary job and deserve all our support through this crisis.

"Hopefully this small step helps brighten their day."

Pret is no stranger to giving away free drinks – back in January it handed out free iced coffees to customers.

Starbucks recently banned reusable cups in UK branches to stop spread of coronavirus.

Wilko is also reducing sick pay for 21,000 shop and warehouse workers as the virus continues to spread.

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