Business and charity

How charities are supporting the national effort with transport for COVID-19 vaccinations


Published: 25/01/2021

This information was true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. Please visit the government website for further COVID-19 guidance.

It’s already been an incredibly busy year for the charity sector – but with the government aiming to administer 14 million COVID-19 vaccines by mid-February, it’s about to get even busier! In fact, they’re already expecting to exceed this with more than 4 million people in the UK receiving at least one dose of the vaccine so far.

To support with meeting these targets, many CTA members, charities and community groups across the UK are already going above and beyond to support with delivering patients to their vaccine appointments – that’s on top of all the other essential services community transport is still providing to support people during the pandemic.

Our goal here at Endsleigh is to help you support your service users in any way we can - so we’ve already been hard at work with our underwriters to ensure our charities, community groups and CTA members continue to have the right insurance in place during the vaccine delivery phase.

So… am I covered to deliver patients to vaccine appointments?

Yes! If you have single vehicle, minibus or fleet insurance with Endsleigh, rest assured that your existing cover will be extended to cover your charity, staff and vehicles while driving patients to vaccine appointments - without you having to take time out of your busy schedule to let us know about your change in activities!

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Quick COVID-19 tips for community transport groups

  • Carry out a risk assessment before starting any new activities as part of the national effort, and update your business continuity plan to reflect this.
  • Regularly communicate with staff, volunteers and service users to make sure they’re fully aware of your COVID-19 policies
  • Keep your vehicles as clean and safe as possible – for example, wipe down and sanitize surfaces between passengers.
  • Training, supervision and personal protective equipment may be available from St. John’s Ambulance to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and patients – read more on the SJA website.

For further COVID-19 guidance, please visit the CTA website.

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Did you know that Endsleigh is the Community Transport Association's approved insurance partner for CTA insurance? Find out more about our bespoke insurance scheme for CTA members here.

With over thirty years’ experience and over 3,000 not-for-profit customers in the UK, we work with market-leading insurers to provide competitive coverage, expert consultation and specialist advice for charities, community groups and not for profit organisations.

Find out more about charity insurance with Endsleigh or get a quote.

Stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 guidance by visiting the government website.

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