Calls to 03 numbers will cost no more than calls to national geographic numbers (starting 01 or 02) from both mobiles and landlines.
First of all, thank you for staying at home and helping keep everyone, particularly NHS frontline and key workers safe.
The great news is you don’t need to do anything, we’ll take care of it. All refunds will be processed by the end of May and you will get a specific communication when we are ready to process yours, depending on how you pay for your Car insurance. If you do require further information, please click here.
If you or a named driver on your policy work in the NHS, emergency services or health care, we've made several changes to your cover to make life a little easier if you have an accident. We'll give you a replacement vehicle to keep you on the road during the lockdown period and for 14 days after it ends or until your vehicle is repaired. This applies if your vehicle is undriveable after an accident, is a total loss or is stolen.
We'll also waive your compulsory and voluntary excesses if you have to claim. And although you'll initially pay an excess for a windscreen claim, we'll refund it within 14 days. Don't worry – there's no need to contact us about this.
From 30 March 2020 for 12 months, all cars and vans will receive a 6-month exemption from MOT testing to allow essential travel. Being unable to get your vehicle tested won't invalidate a claim providing you keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy during this time. Please see GOV.UK for advice on how to keep your vehicle safe. Garages will remain open for essential repair work during this time.
No, there's no need to update your occupation details, how you use your vehicle or your mileage. If you're transporting people, delivering medical supplies or equipment, your insurance policy is still valid. If you’re doing more or less driving than usual because of your volunteer work, you don’t need to update your policy. The cover does not extend to Blue Light use.
Volunteering to deliver food and supplies for free to those who are vulnerable or otherwise unable to leave the house due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) won’t affect your cover. You don’t need to let us know if you’re delivering food and supplies.
If you’ve had to close your restaurant but you’re offering takeaway instead, you can use your private vehicle to deliver food temporarily until government advice changes or restrictions are lifted.
If restaurant staff are expected to temporarily deliver food instead of their usual duties, we’ll also accommodate them if they’re insured with us. If they’re driving your car, they’d need to appear on your Certificate of Motor Insurance.
We’ll continue to review our approach in line with Government advice.
If you get any urgent documents or correspondence from other companies, please email us with the claim reference number in the title field.
If you're awaiting a decision on liability or any other part of your claim, please don't contact us for the time being.
Currently no. If you’re in a period of isolation and can’t use your vehicle for longer than a few months you may need to.
If you’re doing more mileage due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, you don’t need to update your mileage. If you continue to have a higher mileage after the COVID-19 outbreak, please contact us to update your policy.
If you’ve driven to mainland Europe and are now unable to get back because of restrictions on travel due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, you’ll still be fully covered, even if you go over the 90-day limit.
Please keep a record of your travel as we may need this to validate your claim. You don’t need to contact us to let us know you’re still abroad.
If you need someone else to drive your vehicle you have two options: