Govt must give key workers adequate protection from coronavirus


Responding to the ONS statistics published this morning showing that one in three key workers are worried about health and safety at work, Liberal Democrat Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Spokesperson Munira Wilson said:

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"Throughout the coronavirus crisis, key workers have been continuing to work to keep vital services up and down the country running. From working in our supermarkets, or transport networks, to ensuring care is there, be it for our children or our loved ones, thousands of individuals are turning up to work every day and we are indebted to them.

"Unfortunately, due to the scarcity of protective equipment and testing, many have had to take more risks than they should. With one in three workers worried about health and safety at work, it shows just how widespread the crisis in PPE and testing is.

"The Government must get frontline workers the testing and protection they need urgently. If they expect these individuals to continue to work to keep our country going during the pandemic, the least they can do is ensure they are given as much protection from the virus as possible."


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