Charity will continue to transport Warwickshire residents to medical appointments - The Stratford Observer

Charity will continue to transport Warwickshire residents to medical appointments

Stratford Editorial 3rd Nov, 2020 Updated: 4th Nov, 2020   0

A COMMUNITY transport service will continue to run during lockdown for Warwickshire residents with medical appointments.

Ahead of the second lockdown, local charity VASA has reviewed the guidance to ensure those who need to get to their medical appointments are still able to do so.

Charity manager Kirsty Holder said: “It is important to remember that the NHS is not closed for business, they are actively encouraging patients to seek help when needed and attend their appointments and we are here to support this.

“We are confident that our community transport service, running across Rugby borough and Stratford and Warwick districts is able to continue offering safe, affordable transport for those who need to get to medical appointments during this time. We are fortunate that the Public Health team at Warwickshire County Council were able to support us earlier in the year to ensure that we could keep our passengers and amazing army of volunteers safe.”

The charity’s volunteers have signed up to new procedures including a cleaning regime carried out before and after each journey, and PPE including hand sanitiser is provided to all volunteers. Passengers must be seated in the back of the car with face coverings which are provided by the charity if needed.

Transport manager Ali Gravestock added: “We also need more volunteers to help us, even if it’s just over the lockdown period, just an hour or two can make a huge difference to our clients.”

Email [email protected] for both booking and volunteering enquiries.

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