The AA is to keep NHS workers on the move for free during the Covid-19 crisis, backed by a dedicated hotline.
The offer is available from today (2 April) to the c.1.5 million NHS workers across the UK, whether or not they are an AA member.
The offer includes everyone in the NHS, from cleaners and porters to nurses and surgeons, with AA patrols ready to help staff who break down on their way to or from work or if at home.
Simon Breakwell, AA chief executive officer, said: “We all recognise that everyone across the NHS is doing an absolutely vital job and we want to help them.
“The last thing they need to worry about right now is a breakdown, so we’re pleased to be able to help them with free recovery to and from work for as long as the current crisis continues.
“Like the entire nation, everyone at the AA is incredibly proud of the work and dedication of the NHS. We salute them and hope this assistance will help them.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added: “As we look to do everything possible to combat coronavirus, it’s crucial that we put provisions in place so our NHS workers can focus on giving life-saving treatment in hospitals.
“Offering free breakdown service support will keep health workers moving and is a fantastic example of how organisations are pulling together during this crisis.”
NHS workers can register online at www.theAA.com/nhs where they will receive an SMS message with a dedicated phone number to speed up calling for breakdown assistance.
However, workers can still get breakdown help from the AA if they have not registered by calling the dedicated phone line on 0800 0725064.