From now until 28 April 2020, GoCar Malaysia and Shell Malaysia are collaborating to provide convenient travel for the healthcare frontliners during the extended Movement Control Order (MCO). During this time, GoCar will make available its fleet of Nissan Almera for the healthcare frontliners to use for free. These cars can be picked up from any GoCar location shown in the GoCar app. Shell is also giving its support to the frontliners by offering RM30 vouchers for fuel.
This initiative is to help the doctors, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, laboratory technicians and administrative staff involved in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic to commute easier, and safer, from their place of stay to hospitals, clinics, and quarantine centres.
Registration can be done via GoCar’s website for verification of healthcare personnel status. Once successful, registrants will receive a GoCar promo code worth RM483 that can be used to book a Nissan Almera followed by a Shell Fuel e-voucher worth RM30, delivered via email. These promos are on a first come first serve basis.
“At GoCar, we strive to act fast to give back to the community in any way possible, now more than ever. We are excited to work on this with one of our biggest partners, Shell Malaysia who shares and supports the same value too. As our frontliners continue working tirelessly for us, we are doing our part to keep them safe by helping them travel in isolation in GoCars with Shell supporting the necessary petrol needed,” commented Alan Cheah, the CEO of GoCar Malaysia on this collaboration.
Since the outbreak began, GoCar saw the need to ramp up frequency for cars to be cleaned and disinfected. “It is our main priority to ensure our cars are continuously cleaned for all GoCar members to use, especially in a time like this. This also means we have to monitor our own frontliners’ well-being closely and make sure they are safe on the job. Aside from taking body temperature and monitoring their health daily, all on-ground staff are given a comprehensive cleaning kit consisting of face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitisers, disinfectant sprays, and anti-bacterial fabric sprays to be used while on duty. They have also been placing and replenishing anti-bacterial wet tissues in each car for the convenience of all GoCar members to use whenever needed,” Cheah explained.
Meanwhile, Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd said, “Shell Malaysia is pleased to join forces with GoCar to offer a more convenient and safe way for our healthcare frontliners to travel. With our wide network of Shell stations across the country, we are able to make these GoCars easily available to our frontliners at 127 stations nationwide, and at the same time fuel their journeys to where they must go. We are all striving to do what we can to heed the nation’s call to flatten the COVID-19 curve, and Shell is undertaking this initiative to ensure our nation’s health frontliners are able to go well in their journeys to the battleground of this pandemic.”
“While Shell continues to show support towards the healthcare frontliners, the well-being of our site staff and customers remain as a priority. Thanks to our own frontliners, Shell is able to give customers a peace of mind when they are at our stations,” Shairan added.
Shell has been implementing several safety measures and prevention guidelines such as hourly sanitisation, social distancing markers as well as tracking and monitoring the health of all site staff at its stations nationwide. Shell also had contributed care packages to various hospitals and launched a nationwide donation drive with BonusLink. Next, the company is working on providing face masks to Shell Fleet Card customers and their drivers as well as to commercial truckers.