Category Archives: Covid-19

Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster......

Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. Failings in February may have cost thousands of lives Continue reading

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19 | Comments Off on Coronavirus: 38 days when Britain sleepwalked into disaster

Scrubbing up......

Oona Kelly our Branch Treasurer is one of the local volunteers making scrubs and washbags for the NHS.

Creative residents have formed a sewing network to make scrubs and washbags for NHS staff.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on Scrubbing up

Whipps Cross staff complain of lack of PPE despite NHS trust claiming sufficient supply......

Staff at Whipps Cross Hospital claim they are struggling due to a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) – but the hospital’s NHS trust insists there is enough.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19 | Comments Off on Whipps Cross staff complain of lack of PPE despite NHS trust claiming sufficient supply

Coronavirus: TfL to ban front-door bus boarding......

Passengers will only be allowed to board London’s buses using the middle door during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on Coronavirus: TfL to ban front-door bus boarding

Bus travel will now be free to protect drivers from coronavirus......

Bus passengers in London will not have to pay to travel under new measures to protect drivers.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on Bus travel will now be free to protect drivers from coronavirus

HSE opens up anonymous hotline for workers......

Workers can now anonymously report workplace safety concerns related to COVID-19 to the Health and Safety Executive.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on HSE opens up anonymous hotline for workers

Waltham Forest Council still working to house Leytonstone’s rough sleepers......

Waltham Forest Council is still struggling to obey the government and house all its rough sleepers as some refuse to engage with services.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Housing | Comments Off on Waltham Forest Council still working to house Leytonstone’s rough sleepers

Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns......

Lifting coronavirus lockdown measures too early could spark a “deadly resurgence” in infections, the World Health Organization chief has warned.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19 | Comments Off on Coronavirus: ‘Deadly resurgence’ if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Shut the Sites call for non-essential construction to be closed down......

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on Shut the Sites call for non-essential construction to be closed down

3,000 fire and rescue personnel in coronavirus isolation as services pay the price for testing fiasco......

Fire and rescue personnel urgently need coronavirus testing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned, as services lose up to 12% of their firefighters and control staff to self-isolation.

Nearly 3,000 fire and rescue staff are in self-isolation and unable to work, representing 5.1% of the UK’s overall fire and rescue workforce. Just under 2,600 of them are operational firefighters and control staff, making up 5.3% of the total.  Click here to read more.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Posted in Covid-19, Health & Safety | Comments Off on 3,000 fire and rescue personnel in coronavirus isolation as services pay the price for testing fiasco
a href=/a /span