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AA extends free NHS breakdown service

AA extends free NHS breakdown service | Insurance Business

AA extends free NHS breakdown service

The Automobile Association (AA) in the UK has announced that it will extend its free breakdown service for National Health Service (NHS) workers following the government’s announcement that it will extend the lockdown for a further three weeks.

The AA UK has been providing free breakdown services since April 02 for NHS workers whose vehicles break down on their way to or from work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the coronavirus crisis unfolded, we appreciated early on what a brilliant service the NHS is providing under intense pressure. We realised that the rundown of public transport, shift work, long hours, and social distancing all meant that more NHS staff would be dependent on their cars; the last thing they need to worry about at this time is a breakdown,” Edmund King, president of the AA, said.

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The service includes free recovery and assistance if the NHS workers break down at home. It is reviewed regularly and is available to anyone with an NHS ID while the pandemic continues.

“The idea came from numerous suggestions indicating that the NHS [workers] are there for us, so we want to be there for them. Everyone at the AA is keen to thank the NHS, with patrols across the country gathering to join the Clap for Carers on Thursday evenings, and we’re pleased to be able to show them our support with free breakdown help during this crisis,” King concluded.