Royal Mail Group – 2020 Free Flu Voucher Offer
Discussions have taken place on the above and Royal Mail Group has agreed there will be a 2020 ‘Free Flu Voucher Offer’ this year to all employees.
This year, redeemable Lloyds Pharmacy Flu Vouchers together with a covering ‘joint’ letter will be sent directly to all employees’ homes, along with guidance which will be backed up by re-printable vouchers available in the workplace if required.
New recruits and Agency staff will again be included in the ‘Free Flu Jab’ scheme this year.
Any member who lives 15 miles or over from a Lloyds Pharmacy can use an alternative pharmacy/chemist shop company which is more conveniently located to obtain their flu jab and they will be reimbursed on provision of a receipt, paid via T&S. Prior authorisation from their manager is required.
The Flu Voucher Scheme will be launched week commencing 28 September when the Vouchers will be mailed out. The Vouchers will be redeemable from 1st October 2020 to 31st December 2020 and a Lloyds Pharmacy appointment booking portal will be available (details to be confirmed).
There will be a multi-media communication and promotion campaign launched promoting the ‘Free Flu Voucher’ scheme through Royal Mail and the Trade Unions raising awareness of the scheme and encouraging take-up.
The Royal Mail Group communications campaign is planned to begin this week when the attached ‘heads up’ communication will be released on the Royal Mail Group internal intranet and on the ‘myroyalmail.com’ website. A copy is attached.
Communications will be aligned to the Government Flu Jab scheme for this year and include information for additional ‘at risk’ members of the population and age groups who will receive the vaccination free via the NHS.
The home mailing of the Flu Vouchers this year is a further improvement in the scheme and hopefully this will encourage a greater take-up especially following the Coronavirus pandemic.
Further details will be issued in due course.
Yours sincerelyDave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment OfficerCarl Maden
CWU Assistant Secretary (Acting) PTCS Department