COVID-19 has taken the whole world by storm and definitely not in the right way. The outbreak has affected millions of lives across the globe as of now, bringing the world to a standstill with everything being shut down from ice-cream parlors to schools and offices. One thing that hasn’t stopped, though, is the movement of cars, and this is where we come in.
Amid these crises, personal vehicles have become the most important thing you own. Although unnecessary travel has been discouraged and public transport has completely shut down, people might still travel to get to work, general stores, pharmacy, or even the hospital. Chances are, your vehicle might break down, and you might need us.
This is why we are open during the pandemic. But, how are we taking the precautions to protect our valuable workforce and customers? And what should you do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe?
As advised by the government of Canada, social distancing is of utmost importance, even if the person you’re in contact with is not at risk. Going out should be avoided at all cost, but if the situation becomes unavoidable, taking all precautions while going out should be deemed necessary. The government advises us to keep a distance of six feet from other people and wear a mask if you show any signs or symptoms. Even if you think you have allergies or any unrelated illness, keeping a safe distance or limiting your exposure with others is necessary.
This is essential to protect people who are highly vulnerable, especially the elderly of Canada, people with underlying health conditions, and people with compromised immune systems. With limited traveling, there is less need for towing. However, if your vehicle breaks down during an important trip, there are some precautions to follow while requesting help.
What If You Need Roadside Assistance
If your car breaks down in the middle of the road and you require roadside assistance, call Action Towing. If you’ve already called a tow truck to retrieve your vehicle, let anyone know who might be willing to assist you if you already have help on the way. It’s essential to keep a distance of six feet between anyone who tries to help you.
If you need to ride with the driver of the tow truck, it is crucial to sit farthest from him/her as possible. Be careful not to touch the interior of the vehicle, in case you do, don’t touch your face and ask for hand sanitizer from the driver or use your own if you have one.
We try to fully equip our drivers with a COVID-19 kit, including masks, sanitizers, and gloves.
Passenger and Driver Safety
If you’re a driver for any towing company and working during the pandemic, it is essential to take extra precautions to keep both yourself and passengers safe. Here we mention some transportation tips as issued by the Government that might help limit or prevent the spread of the virus.
- Stay at home if you experience any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
- While sneezing or coughing, make sure to cover your mouth with your elbow.
- Avoid touching your face and eyes.
- Disinfect your tow truck after every trip.
- Wash your hands after each trip.
These are some of the precautions you as a passenger, or the driver should take. Action Towing is taking regular safety and health measures to ensure the safety of our employees as well as our clients. Many of our employees, especially office administration, are working from home. And on roads, our drivers are well aware of the necessary precautionary measures they need to take to protect themselves and our customers.