The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is currently closed due to the ongoing health situation, but the Harry Potter-themed buses are still in use — to transport NHS workers between hospitals.
As reported by Blooloop, Warner Bros. and the coach company Golden Tours chose to offer up these magical buses to the NHS to help them travel between three sites run by the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust. Those sites include Watford General, St. Albans City, and Hemel Hampstead hospitals. Social distancing rules still apply on the bus, and they will run every hour for free.
“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,” said Paul de Gama of the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.
de Gama said that the trust has to “redeploy people into new roles,” so more workers are needed. These Harry Potter buses between the hospitals offer a “perfect solution.”
“Our staff might not be traveling to exotic locations or seeing behind the scenes of a major movie, but they will be making magic happen in their own way,” he said.
A spokesperson from Warner Bros. Studio Tour London said that they were “delighted to play a part in supporting our local NHS in this time of need.”