Free Services & Discounts for Frontline Workers: For Healthcare Staff, F&B Workers and More
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Free Services & Discounts for Frontline Workers: For Healthcare Staff, F&B Workers and More

Xue Miao
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As we rejoiced at the possibility of meeting our friends once again after Phase 2 begun, it is important to remember that the fight against COVID-19 isn’t over.

Our frontline heroes have also been working hard to allow for this reopening to happen, and we are thankful for them for keeping us going through this pandemic.

To show appreciation to these indispensable group of people, many companies have been stepping up on their appreciation game, and are offering amazing perks and discounts for these frontline staff.

While many of such initiatives started months back and have ended, here are some great deals that are still currently ongoing and ready to be enjoyed.


TL;DR: Free Services & Discounts for Frontline Workers: For Healthcare Staff, F&B Workers and More

 Offered byForPeriod
Free Chiropractic Check-up and AdjustmentsFull Potential ChiropracticHealthcare workersTill 31 July 2020
Free Virtual CounsellingAnnabelle PsychologyHealthcare workersNot stated
MonfortCare, partnering with EuroChamF&B workersTill 31 July 2020
Free Digital Access to NewspapersSingapore Press Holdings (SPH)Healthcare workers at 11 hospitalsFrom 13 June 2020 onwards
Redeem a Free MealGOMO by Singtel, Belanja Eat and Timbre Group Anyone who needs it (delivery riders, taxi drivers etc)Till the meals run out
40% off Economy and Business Class FlightsTurkish Airlines Healthcare workersRegistration: 8 June - 18 July 2020

Traveling period: 8 June 2020 - 31 May 2021
Up to 40% off Hotel RatesThe Ascott Limited (Ascott)Healthcare workers1 July to 31 December 2020

Free Chiropractic Check-up and Adjustments

Full Potential Chiropractic Singapore healthcare workers
Source: Full Potential Chiropractic Singapore

The long hours of shift work can be back-breaking for many healthcare workers.

With that, chiropractic adjustments could be helpful in providing relief for these workers during this period of time.

Full Potential Chiropractic is one of the leading chiropractic groups in Singapore, with more than 11 years of experience.

They are kindly showing their appreciation to healthcare workers by offering free chiropractic check-ups and adjustments until 31 July 2020.

In addition, their clinics in Novena and Westgate are located within walking distance of major hospitals (Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital).

Do visit their website to find out more about the services they provide too!

They’ve got your back (literally).

Free Virtual Counselling

Annabelle Psychology
Source: Annabelle Psychology

Apart from enduring long hours of work and discomfort from snugly fitting gowns and masks, healthcare workers tend to work under stressful and demanding conditions.

Being exposed to patients also meant working in a higher-risk environment, which would inevitably place an unimaginable mental strain on them.

Annabelle Psychology is a Singapore-based psychological clinic that specialises in behavioural psychology.

This clinic is offering free telehealth services for healthcare workers.

Telehealth is a service that can take place over a phone call or a video, allowing healthcare workers to have a safe space to seek help while facing psychological stress from work.

A wonderful initiative which could be extremely beneficial through the times of isolation.

together in spirits mental health campaign
Source: EuroCham

Another important group of essential workers would be the food and beverage (F&B) workers, who have also been working tirelessly during this period of time.

In addition, the F&B sector is one of the industries that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and is experiencing the impact more than most.

The ‘Together In Spirits’ campaign was launched by seven wine and spirits firms, through the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) to show support to Singapore’s F&B industry.

This campaign previously provided free food for F&B workers, and has now partnered with MonfortCare to provide free-of-charge mental health consultations, via voice or video call.

Free consultations will be provided till 31 July 2020, where interested individuals can reach out for free mental health support.

To enjoy this, simply email MonfortCare directly at [email protected], or contact them at 8127 0283 for a brief chat before being linked up to a counsellor.

Services are available from Monday to Friday, 9 to 6pm.

Free Digital Access to Newspapers

the straits times app on tablet
Source: The Straits Times

To thank the healthcare workers, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has also joined in with the showing of appreciation to these frontline staff.

SPH is providing a six-month free digital access to healthcare professionals at 11 hospitals.

These hospitals include Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Sengkang General Hospital, National University Hospital (NUH), Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Jurong Community Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Bright Vision Hospital, Outram Community Hospital and Sengkang Community Hospital.

Staff can choose the digital access of either The Straits Times or Lianhe Zaobao, and can do so after activating their account with a unique redemption code.

Redeem a Free Meal

GOMO by Singtel Helpful Meals Campaign
Source: GOMO by Singtel

GOMO by Singtel has partnered with Belanja Eat and Timbre Group to fund more than 6,000 free meals to be distributed at the 68 participating stalls at Timbre+ and Yishun Park Hawker Centre.

Who can redeem a meal?

Anyone can do so.

This wonderful initiative is extended to anyone who needs it, be it food delivery riders, factory workers or taxi drivers.

It adopts a no-questions-asked system, and relies fully on honour and trust.

To check which vendors are on the GOMO Helpful Meals campaign, you can head to GOMO’s website or app (if you’re a GOMO user).

Participating vendors will also have the Belanja poster physically displayed at their stalls.

Besides being able to fill someone’s tummy, this campaign can help to boost the sales of the F&B hawkers too, tiding them through this financially difficult period.

What a heartening win-win situation.

man saying yes
Source: Tenor

If you’re a hawker stall owner and wish to be listed in the list of participating vendors, you can fill in this form to be part of this initiative, and also promote your business for free.

For anyone who is interested in paying it forward and also help F&B hawkers at the same time, you can also donate a meal by paying extra after paying for your own meal.

Discounted Flights by Turkish Airlines

turkish airlines discounted flights for health workers
Source: Sam Chui

This is one that might be exciting for those who have tendencies of #wanderlust.

Turkish Airlines is offering a 40% promotion to healthcare staff, and up to three loved ones who are traveling with them.

Based on the speed that the economy is resuming, we might not be seeing any travel plans happening soon.

Fret not.

This promotion is for the traveling period of 8 June 2020 – 31 May 2021.

This is also applicable to both economy and business flights.

To benefit from this campaign, one has sign up as a Miles&Smiles member.

After this, there is a registration for this campaign, which is valid from 8 June – 18 July 2020.

More details and instructions can be found here.

Discounted Hotel Rates by Ascott

the ascott for healthcare heroes promotion campaign
Source: The Ascott

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, has also released discounts to show appreciation for workers in the healthcare industry.

Healthcare workers can enjoy up to 40% in discounts off Best Flexible Rates at participating properties worldwide from 1 July to 31 December 2020.

When the economy eases and staycations are happening once again, this can be a golden opportunity for anyone who needs a break to wind down and relax.

While traveling overseas might still be difficult this year, there are participating properties right here in Singapore.

These properties include:

  • Ascott Orchard Singapore
  • Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
  • Citadines Balestier Singapore
  • Citadines Fusionopolis Singapore
  • Citadines Mount Sophia Singapore
  • Citadines Rochor Singapore
  • Somerset Bencoolen Singapore
  • D’Hotel Singapore
  • lyf Funan Singapore

In addition, if you are an Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) member, you can purchase ASR points and enjoy up to 100% bonus points from now till 31 August 2020!

It’s like having staycations for half the price. 

ASR membership signup is free too.

michael scott surprised face
Source: Gfycat

Free Services & Discounts for Frontline Workers: For Healthcare Staff, F&B Workers and More

While most of us have been stuck at home during this pandemic, our frontline workers have been slogging tirelessly to keep our essential services running.

It is heartening to see companies stepping up with these amazing initiatives, providing perks to motivate these staff.

Through this COVID-19 pandemic, it is also a timely reminder for us to show our appreciation and acknowledge the contributions of our essential workers.

For those who are interested in paying it forward through other means, there are various charitable organisations that would always be in need of a helping hand.

Through helping one another, we will emerge from this pandemic stronger. 🙂💪

 

 

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