Covid Vaccines - Teachers

13th January 2021

As we,  a society, look to get the country going again and beat Coronavirus, it is vital that we get our key workers and services back up and running for us all.

That’s why I recently called for teachers and key workers to be prioritised ahead of some of our elderly – including my own parents, who are reconciled that they, as good citizens, might need to shield for longer in order to prioritise those who can get our country up and running again.

It is so important that we do not damage the life chances of a whole generation. Teachers need to be protected so that they can back to educating our students safely, and time spent in lockdown should be used to reassess and revise the vaccination programme.

Rest assured, I am continuing to raise this with the Government to bring this important matter to the fore.

To see my recent comments in the EDP, please click here.