Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, who are Optus customers, will not have not have to pay their phone bill for three months.

The plan has been unveiled by Optus chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, will see postpaid phone bills for all registered healthcare workers waived, in a thank you gesture.

Bayer Rosmarin said “These are trying times and we recognise that our health workers are putting themselves on the frontline day in, day out to protect and help Australians during this pandemic, and we want to say thank you.’’

“We are so grateful to all the nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers who are working in unprecedented conditions. So, we will be waiving their Optus mobile bill access charges in recognition of their invaluable support and dedication.”

Vodafone will also offer the same credit but for two months, to help workers  “get on with the vital work they’re doing.’

Health workers will be able to sign up to the scheme on the Optus website next week.