The Automobile Association (AA) announced that it will provide emergency battery assistance for healthcare workers at no charge during the South African lockdown period.

“It is critical that doctors and nurses are not inconvenienced by faulty vehicle batteries either on their way to hospital to treat patients, or after a long shift tending to the sick. We will offer free battery checks and jump starts to these healthcare workers; they can call 0861 000 234 if they need us,” says the AA.

The Association also put out a request that AA Members in need of emergency medical, roadside or armed response services access these services via the AA app where possible to relieve pressure on the AA call centre. The free app is available in all mobile stores.

“As a certified essential service provider, we remain committed to providing our usual services, but we are also subject to coronavirus precautions and will appreciate our Members’ assistance in reducing the burden on our call centre staff.”

“We call on motorists to drive only when necessary in terms of the lockdown regulations, and to abide by all traffic laws when they do,” the AA concludes.

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