Vulnerable Solihull residents get to Covid-19 vaccinations with help from National Express Accessible Transport - The Solihull Observer

Vulnerable Solihull residents get to Covid-19 vaccinations with help from National Express Accessible Transport

Solihull Editorial 17th Feb, 2021   0

HELP is at hand for vulnerable Silhillians to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

National Express Accessible Transport (NEAT), which operates the Ring and Ride service on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), is making dedicated vehicles available to take vulnerable customers to their appointments.

Vinay Parmar, managing director at National Express Accessible Transport, said: “The NHS are doing such a fantastic job giving out vaccinations and we want to do all that we can to play our part in the fight against Covid.

“We’re always looking at the different ways we can provide support in our communities and I’m proud that we’re able to help those who rely on us to get to their vaccination appointments.




“Our drivers have completed over 150 vaccination trips already, with many more booked in the coming weeks.

“And with our strict Covid measures and dedicated vehicles in place, our customers can travel in confidence that we’ll get them there and back safely.”


West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, said: “We know that some vulnerable and elderly people are struggling to get to their vaccination appointments, so working with National Express Accessible Transport we have repurposed a number of Ring and Ride services to help address this problem.

“Throughout the pandemic we have also been using the Ring and Ride minibuses to help get frontline NHS staff into work, and we will continue to do all we can to support the NHS in their efforts to drive this awful virus out of our region.”

In October 2020 NEAT also provided a minibus and a driver for Go West PCN in Coventry to transport nurses administering flu vaccinations to vulnerable people at home.

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