Transport to appointments during the pandemic
A number of community based organisations are able to offer transportation to appointments for people in Leicestershire who are unable to get to appointments themselves.
Below is a list of organisations offering transport to appointments, including Covid vaccination appointments and other medical/healthcare related appointments.
Name of Community Transport Scheme
Commbus is working with North Blaby GP practices and South Blaby GP practices, offering transport to vaccination appointments to residents in the patient areas served by these GP groups. Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm
Vaccination transport requests are passed to Blaby District Council, who co-ordinate the bookings and liaise with Commbus.
Louise Price (Blaby District Council)
Tel: (0116) 2727502
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blaby, Oadby & Wigston
Community Action Partnership
Community transport scheme covering all of Blaby, Oadby and Wigston. Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm with limited weekend availability
There is a charge for journeys.
Tel: 0116 288 7482 (Core Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm)
Castle Donington and surrounding villages
Castle Donington Volunteer Centre
Socially distanced and wheelchair accessible minibuses along with volunteer car drivers.
Tel: 01332 850526
John Storer Charnwood
Transport to and from vaccination appointments and medical appointments.
There is a charge for journeys, but this is at a subsidised rate and is dependent on location and destination.
The scheme covers all of the Charnwood area.
Tel: 01509 631760
Charnwood (Syston, Queniborough, Thurmaston, East Goscote, Barkby, Barkby Thorpe & Beeby)]
Syston and District Volunteer Centre
Transport to and from vaccination appointments and medical appointments in areas of Charnwood Borough.
Tel: 0116 2607888
Hinckley & Bosworth
Hinckley & Bosworth Community Transport
Free transportation to Covid Vaccine Appointments, as well as other appointments and essential shopping trips, for elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents of Hinckley & Bosworth.
A 16 seater minibus is also available to take up to 6 people to appointments, whilst maintaining Covid guidelines for safe distancing.
All volunteer drivers are DBS checked.
Tel: 01455 250462
Hinckley & Bosworth
Westfield Virus Volunteers Community Transport
Community transport service provided by Westfield Community Development Association.
Transport offered to people in Hinckley and Bosworth to vaccination appointments, free of charge.
All drivers are DBS checked and will ensure Covid safety precautions for all journeys.
Tel: 01664 637516 or 07980 631255
Lutterworth, Broughton Astley and surrounding villages (western half of Harborough District)
Lutterworth Community Transport
Transport for elderly and vulnerable patients to vaccination centres/appointments in the Western half of Harborough district.
Transport is via car journeys and/or minibus trips with reduced seating, to maintain safe distancing, sanitising and other appropriate precautions.
There is a charge for journeys.
Tel: 01455 555571
Melton Community Transport
Currently providing transport for essential hospital, health and shopping journeys, including vaccination appointments.
There is a charge for journeys, this is dependent on location and destination
Tel: 01664 482903 (9am to 1pm, Mon-Fri)
North West Leicestershire
MRC Community Transport
MRC Community Transport is open and covering essential health related appointments only during lockdown, for residents living in North West Leicestershire, including Markfield.
The scheme also covers Blackfordby and Smisby which are on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border.
We are covering any person who needs transport for the Covid Vaccination, which in North West Leicestershire is at Measham Leisure Centre.
Currently charging £7.50 return payable on the day to the driver
Community Transport Office (Mon/Wed/Fri)
8.30am – 12.00pm
Tel: 01530 512456
Community Transport Officer (Monday – Sunday)
Tel: 07754 281243
MRC Reception (Monday to Friday)
9.30am – 4.30pm
Tel: 01530 510515
The information above can also be seen in the document below, which can be downloaded and printed.
Community Transport Provision - February 2021 (PDF, 130 Kb)
Private Taxi Firms Offering Transport to Vaccinations
Oadby & Wigston: 0116 2777 111
Loughborough: 01509 260 000
Rothley: 0116 230 2222
Leicester: 0116 255 5222
Taxis in Coalville
The following taxi companies are offering help with getting people to their Covid vaccination appointments in Coalville:
Coalville Yellow Cabs
Tel: 01530 833800
Tel: 01530 542123 / 07738 877712 / 07852 564868
Tel: 01530 448 448
Help is available from NHS Volunteer Responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you, or someone you know, or someone you care for would like to register for support from the volunteers or have any questions about the NHS Volunteer Responder programme please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week).
Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) also have a pool of volunteers who are helping with the pandemic response in communities.
VAL can also help to find volunteers who can drive people to their vaccination appointments, if people are unable to source support from other community transport schemes.
You can find out more details about volunteering support available through VAL's Volunteering website, or by calling (0116) 257 5050
For people who are able to attend a vaccination appointment at the Peepul Centre in Leicester, Uber are offering free journeys (up to £15) to and from the Peepul Centre.
The code people will need to use when booking an Uber journey to the Peepul Centre, for their vaccination, is UberUKMP
The offer expires on 28th February 2021, and more details can be seen via this link.