Following a number of problems people have had locating their temporary Covid-19 vaccination centre, the AA is offering councils across the UK around 5,500 free road signs to help motorists and pedestrians.

There are currently around 280 community vaccination centres (excluding hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies), and this is set to grow to 500 once locations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are announced.

While many people know how to get to their local hospital, pharmacy or GP surgery, the temporary vaccination centres may be harder to find, says the AA. 

The AA will provide, distribute, install and maintain the recycled plastic signs. It will also remove and recycle the signs at the end of the vaccination programme.

Simon Breakwell, AA Chief Executive, says: β€œIn a matter of days, the AA Signs team have come up with a bespoke solution to design, print, install, remove and recycle approximately 5,000 road signs and I am proud of our expert teams who have bought this idea to life. The AA is delighted to help sign the way to vaccinate Britain.”