04/06/2020

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AA to offer free breakdown service for NHS workers

The AA is giving no cost breakdown go over to NHS workers right up until...

The AA is giving no cost breakdown go over to NHS workers right up until the coronavirus crisis is around.

As of Thursday 2 April, any NHS team who breaks down on their way to or from perform can simply call for aid from the AA – irrespective of no matter whether they are an AA member or not – utilizing a committed hotline.

Any of the one.five million suitable workers utilizing the support will have to have to demonstrate their NHS ID, right after which they will be recovered for no cost, with aid also currently being offered if they split down on their driveway at residence.

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NHS workers needing to use the support should really simply call the committed hotline on 0800 0725064. The support will be obtainable whilst the coronavirus crisis proceeds and will be reviewed on a common basis.

Simon Breakwell, CEO of the AA, mentioned: “We all recognise that every person throughout the NHS is accomplishing an completely critical task and we want to enable them.

“The previous matter they have to have to be concerned about ideal now is a breakdown, so we’re pleased to be able to enable them with no cost recovery to and from perform for as prolonged as the current crisis proceeds.”

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps commented: “Offering no cost breakdown support guidance will hold wellness workers relocating and is a amazing instance of how organisations are pulling collectively for the duration of this crisis.”

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The AA isn’t the only organisation giving NHS workers guidance for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Halfords is giving all NHS workers the possibility to get a no cost 10-point check on their cars, which include examining and topping up if vital the tyre strain, screen clean and oil levels, as perfectly as building sure the headlights and brake lights are in very good doing work order.

Vehicle Express’ sister site, BuyaCar, has axed shipping and delivery expenses and is giving key workers – which include NHS workers – a no cost two-calendar year warranty on any vehicle acquired by means of the system.

In addition, Transport for London has paused all of the city’s road charging strategies to make it a lot easier for individuals to get to perform, whilst a selection of businesses from the UK’s vehicle business have teamed up to enable construct ventilators for the NHS.

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