CARESCO Car Scheme

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CARESCO Car Scheme Update - 15/02/22

The Car Scheme continues to convey clients to and from medical appointments only (that is to Hospital, Doctors, Opticians and Dentists). Please abide by the following guidelines to minimise the risk to both passengers and drivers:

  • Clients must be clear of any COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days when booking transport and drivers will ask again whether they have any symptoms when picking a passenger up.
  • Clients must [unless medically exempt] be fully vaccinated in accordance with current UK legislation.
  • When booking transport, passengers will be asked to provide their own face covering and hand sanitiser. Face coverings are currently required at the hospital, dentist, etc.
  • Face covering is optional for passenger and driver whilst in the vehicle unless this becomes mandatory at some later date.
  • Only four-door vehicles are used allowing passengers to sit in the back of the car if they so wish.
  • Where possible passengers will be teamed up with the same driver for future appointments creating a bubble effect.

While every care is taken to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, the risk cannot be completely removed and any journeys undertaken are done so at the individuals’ own risk.

Please download the Scheme guidelines for more information.

For more details or contact the Scheme Co-ordinator on 07810 476979 and leave a message along with your contact number.

If you experience difficulties with getting to medical appointments, for example with the GP, chiropodist, opticians; attending hospital appointments including Peterborough, Hinchingbrooke, Papworth and Addenbrooke's hospitals, CARESCO's Car Scheme may be able to help.

The Car Scheme is volunteer-led and for people who have difficulties getting to or using public transport. Those who do not have access to a car or any other means of transport can request a lift.

A number of users have commented on how useful and valuable the scheme is to them. There is a charge for this service to help the volunteers cover the cost of fuel and motoring costs. To find out more, please contact us, download our leaflet for more details, or contact the Scheme Co-ordinator on 07810 476979 and leave a message.

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Page last updated: Fri 25 Mar 2022