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How can a Mobility Scooter Help me During Lockdown?

The Advantages of a Scooter During the Lockdown

 

With National Lockdown due to Covid an unfortunate reality once again you may ask the question “Why do I want or need a scooter?”

Also you may have concerns about your test drive and how long delivery will take. We hope to answer your questions in this article.

We are currently able to fulfil our customer’s needs and there are no delays to having a test drive or to deliveries. Our test drives remain free of charge as does delivery and bespoke set up of your chosen scooter.

There are various key ways a personal mobility scooter can help you to make the best of your life during this trying period by keeping you mobile and in touch with loved ones.

One of the most obvious ways that your scooter will be of use is those essential visits to get supplies of food and medicines. A scooter allows you to travel alone, avoiding contact with people from outside your household making life safer and removing some of the worry involved in keeping up with the essentials of life.

Under the new rules in place you can continue to visit households within your support bubble, and a scooter will allow you to this while avoiding public transport or taxis, you can also go out and about with family members and members of your support bubble, so a visit to the park or maybe the playground with your grandchildren could significantly improve quality of life of both them and you.

Some of you may care for children and grandchildren while their parents go to work, a mobility scooter will facilitate you in continuing to do this while minimising the risk to them and you.

 

Many of you will also have close friends from outside of your household and direct support bubble. Being as we can no longer meet in private gardens, under the new rules, a scooter will allow you to spend time with one of them at a time in a public space such as a local park, the countryside, a public garden or even your allotment and if you are a dog owner a scooter will allow you to offer them the exercise and stimulation they need by being able to take them for walks.

All of our scooters offer easy cleaning so you can keep them safe for your use every time you go out and, for added peace of mind, ask our advisors about adding one of our canopies to your scooter (Classic, Plus, Vitess 2 and Toura 2 models only) for extra protection from the elements.

As an electric vehicle, you recharge your mobility scooter at home, meaning no visits to petrol stations and the potential risks they present.

All of our team are Covid Aware and follow best practices from your demonstration to delivery and every member of our field staff are asked every day to confirm they are clear of any symptoms. We also keep our staff informed of any changes in advice concerning health and safety.

Prior to any visit to your home we will request confirmation that nobody at the property we are due to visit is unwell with Covid-19 or is considered extremely vulnerable and in need of being shielded.

If Covid-19 is present, or a person is deemed as extremely vulnerable, we will take all necessary precautions to protect both you and our staff.

During any visit to our customers we will observe additional sanitation measures. Our advisors and delivery engineers will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property, and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, and will maintain the prescribed 2 metre distance.

As ever your safety is our primary concern.

Complete guidance on the rules for the lockdown starting from November 5th can be found here

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

You can find out more about support bubbles here

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/making-a-support-bubble-with-another-household

 

The Quingo Advantage

 

As the world’s only manufacturers of 5 wheel mobility scooters, Quingo is committed to creating market leading products for their customers.

With a total of 6 models of scooter in the Quingo 5 wheel range, our range of mobility scooters means that there is a scooter for every need.

Unlike traditional 3 or 4 wheel scooters, every Quingo scooter comes with the same core benefits and advantages of stability, agility, safety and comfort, we call this the 5 wheel advantage; making them probably the safest, most comfortable and agile scooters you can buy.

Only Quingo 5 Wheel Scooters can offer you the following world wide patented designs covering the Quintell™ 5 Wheel Stabilising System.

Quintell™ Active Tri-Wheel steering offers fantastic agility and an optimal turning circle allowing you to access areas you would otherwise be unable to. It also gives superb stability so you scooter is safer and more comfortable, in addition to this Quingo scooters are the only scooters that can climb kerbs at up to a 45° angle making finding a place to mount a kerb much easier and therefore safer.

Tri-Wheel Steering offers another significant advantage in that it offers up to 80% more foot space that you will find on equivalent 4 wheel scooters, giving massively increased comfort and improved circulation in your legs. All this is achieved while maintaining similar turning circles to 3 Wheel scooters but avoiding the inherent instability 3 wheeled models suffer from.

The added comfort afforded by this extra space extra space is further enhanced by our Quintell™ Posture Control System. Adaptive footplates allow even greater precision in both the length and angle your feet are position in on your scooter. Our seats offer a wide range of adjustments for greater ergonomic position and the fully adjustable, self-levelling tiller and self-centering Steering mean our scooters adapt to you for optimal comfort.

 

When dismounting from a kerb it is common for other scooters to become stuck or beached, Quingo scooters overcome this problem with Kerbmaster™ Powered Anti-Grounding. This ingenious device doubles up as an anti-tip system automatically engages when the rear wheels touch the kerb and the main drive wheels are not touching the ground. At this point the drive function of Kerbmaster™ is engaged smoothly moving the scooter on to the main drive wheels once more. This effectively removes the danger associated with getting stuck on a kerb.

The Quintell™ 5 Wheel Stabilising System and forward sitting position offer superb stability allowing you to use your scooter in safety on rougher surfaces and uneven slopes that some other scooters just cannot manage