Category Archives: Covid-19
Resisting unsafe work......
UNISON’s junior vice president, James Anthony, answers questions about being vaccinated against COVID-19. Click here to read more.
We’re holding our People’s Covid Inquiry now because we don’t think it’s too soon to start learning lessons about this crisis, especially while so many people are still dying from Covid-19. We believe this level of deaths was avoidable. We all deserve to know how and why this happened. Click here to read more and take the survey.
Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown. Click here to read more.
DfE to pause £78m programme weeks after it was unveiled as ‘milestone moment’. Click here to read more.
Concerns have been raised about employees forced to go into workplaces that are not Covid-compliant during lockdown. Click here to read more.
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Hands, face, space. We all know the mantra. But you can’t stop breathing and if the workplace air is going nowhere and is chock-full of coronavirus, you’ll still be at risk. Click here to read more.
Lockdown and the tier system is a “blunt instrument” of last resort when the pandemic could have been managed with a better run test and trace system, argued Sir David King.
The former chief scientific advisor and chair of Independent Sage told Sky News on Monday (21 December) that tier 4 in London and the South East was put in place too late, and that the country now needed to go into lockdown.
He said experts knew three weeks ago a new strain of the virus had emerged and added it was “almost certainly” present throughout the country. But Westminster had a track record of doing “far too little, far too late”. Click here to read more.
The London boroughs of Waltham Forest and Redbridge continue to have some of the highest coronavirus rates in London.
Government figures show much of east London is a hotspot for Covid-19 – the infection rates are so high in Havering, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, and Barking & Dagenham, it could push the capital into tougher tier 3 restrictions later this week. Click here to read more.