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All sorts of good deeds are being done on the transport front to aid in the fight against Covid-19

All sorts of good deeds are being done on the transport front to aid in the fight against Covid-19

All sorts of good deeds are being done on the transport front to aid in the fight against Covid-19

In the absence of sales activity many distributors, dealerships and individual garages are focusing their energies on supplying support cars, vans and even scooters to help mobility in the fight against Covid-19.

There are all sorts of good deeds being done on the transport front to help so many people get around safely and quickly at a time of such intense need.

Here are just a few - I stress a few - examples:

BMW has given the HSE nine support vehicles to help deliver Covid-19 testing kits and important equipment around the country.

Ford is supplying several vehicles for frontline staff.

The AA, meantime, is providing free breakdown services to healthcare staff.

And there have been more than 187 applications thus far for complimentary Renault cars with Axa Insurance.

Renault is providing a substantial number of cars, and Axa the motor insurance for them, for the next two months for doctors and nurses who have come home from abroad to join the Covid-19 battle.

To qualify, the medics just have to prove they are Irish citizens, have returned to support the national response to the pandemic and have a full driver's licence (Irish or otherwise).

And courtesy of SEAT, the Mater Hospital has taken delivery of several EXS electric KickScooters so that frontline nurses and doctors can get to and from the hospital safely.

The hospital is using some of the scooters so staff can move within the hospital grounds too.

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