Blue light staff take up 14,000 Halfords services, checks
More than 4,000 NHS staff and emergency workers have gone to Halfords for free car and bike checks since the retailer started offering them in late March. The initiative was launched to help those carrying out essential work on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis get to and from work safely.
According to the company, almost 10,000 emergency workers have also taken advantage of the discounts available through the Blue Light Card. The Blue Light Card is a discount service set up for the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces. This includes MOTs at half the normal price.
A recent poll of 1,139 nurses commissioned by Halfords in March 2020 found that 72 per cent rely on their vehicles to get to and from work, while 25 per cent said their car suffers from a number of defects.
A spokesperson from Halfords commented: “The response to our decision to help NHS staff and emergency workers has been astounding, and we’d encourage more of them who are relying on their cars and bikes at this critical time to get in touch with us to see if we can help them too. We want to do our bit and help the extraordinary people who are doing an incredibly trying job at the most difficult of times.”