Europcar Mobillity Group launches the “Together” programme to support the mobility of health care staff in light of the COVID-19 crisis. As part of this programme, the Group will also work in partnership with food retailers and temporary staff agencies: in order to offer a rental service of light commercial vehicles with drivers, to help meet the increased demand for logistics and delivery services in countries under a lockdown or with stringent social-distancing measures.
All vehicles undergo stringent cleaning and disinfection measures between each rental. In France, as part of the “Together” programme, Europcar Mobility Group will provide healthcare personnel (doctors, nurses, etc.) with access to a pool of 200 vehicles for their occasional mobility needs, without rental fees. In addition, the Group’s French subsidiary will stand in solidarity with hospitals by offering medium-term rental solutions for their staff. This programme will be rolled out across Europe, as well as in other countries around the world where Europcar Mobility Group operates with its own subsidiaries.
The Group’s car rental brands -Europcar, Goldcar and InterRent -as well as the GoCar car-sharing service will offer healthcare personnel increased mobility and transport possibilities. Health care staff who require the use of a vehicle will be able to contact some selected stations or a local call centre (see www.europcar.com), which will guide them through the process. This service will be officially launched March 25th, first in France, then progressively extended to other countries.
Furthermore, with logistical and delivery services facing unprecedented demand, Europcar Mobility Group will also work in partnership with the food retail industry and recruitment specialists for temporary workers, to provide vans and light commercial vehicles with drivers. Discussions are already taking place in France and in Germany. Any vehicle, driven under this scheme will be subject to rigorous cleaning and disinfection measures after each rental, as well as ‘zero contact’ policy with Europcar Mobility Group employees in stations. The same stringent policy applies to rentals of any kind across the Group, until further notice.