Harry Potter Studio Tour Buses Are Being Used to Transport COVID-19 Health Workers
Published Apr 15, 2020Depending on whether or not you've consumed other media, you're either a person who believes Harry Potter is real life or someone who has other interests. If you fall into the former camp, you'll undoubtedly be happy to hear that Harry Potter studio tour buses are being used to transport health workers battling coronavirus in the U.K.
The buses, which normally take fans through "The Making of Harry Potter" studio tour via Warner Bros., have been switched over to help transport National Health Service workers between hospitals as they battle COVID-19.
As Variety reports, West Herts Hospital's Paul de Gama said, "Our workforce has been depleted due to sickness or self-isolation and so it's really important that those staff who are well but have transport issues can come back."
He added, "A special shuttle bus, which will have strict social distancing rules, is the perfect solution and we are so grateful to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Golden Tours for making this happen. Our staff might not be travelling to exotic locations or seeing behind the scenes of a major movie, but they will be making magic happen in their own way."
A spokesperson from Warner Bros. added, "We couldn't think of a better way to use the buses at this time. We are delighted to play a part in supporting our local NHS in its time of need."
The free shuttle service leaves on its first journey just after 6 a.m. and concludes its last drop off at 10:40 p.m.