With millions of Brits still yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn 2021, the UK and devolved governments have a big challenge on their hands over the coming months.
So, Mecca Bingo has decided to do its bit for the nationwide effort by teaming up with The Sun to raise awareness and show support for its Jabs Army campaign.
The Sun’s campaign is calling for volunteers to help with vaccine rollouts across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and it’s already received the backing of Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary.
Mecca Bingo is not only assisting the Jabs Army by co-ordinating volunteer requests from its staff but is also offering the NHS and The Royal Voluntary Service the use of its club car parks as COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Although the current lockdown restrictions have temporarily forced the operator to close its land-based clubs, the operator is still managing to keep in contact with its hundreds of thousands of customers by telephone and email. It will also be letting customers know if their nearest club will become an official vaccine hub. Plus, the details will be added to the Mecca Bingo website’s local club pages.
Mecca is encouraging anyone who is interested in volunteering for the Jabs Army to sign up via its blog. People do not need any qualifications or prior experience to be able to assist and they can commit to as few as two shifts per month.
The operator is also helping its players stay positive during the pandemic through its Facebook-exclusive promotion, Balloon Surprises, which is being hosted on the social media site every week with help from a few celebrities such as Duncan James.
So far, people have won a 43” 4K TV, £300 of Amazon vouchers, an Apple watch, and an iPad Mini.