Can insurance be voided if an accident happens while undertaking a non-essential journey?

My sister and brother-in-law, who are both in their eighties, are insistent on driving into the countryside on non-essential journeys. Would this nullify their car insurance if they had to claim?

Asked on 21 April 2020 by Harryveyre

Answered by Tim Kelly
It wouldn't nullify their insurance. But they are increasing the risk to other people, for example, if they break down or cause an accident and emergency services has to attend. Plus, the increased risk to more rural villages that they may be bringing by visiting and going for walks. The Government line is clear: stay at home.
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