The majority of Covid restrictions have been lifted or eased in England today, despite rising cases across the country. Luke Pollard MP, alongside several Labour Party colleagues, has urged members of the public to continue wearing facemasks on public transport and in busy indoort settings, in order to protect those who are still vulnerable to the virus.
In a post on Facebook, Luke Pollard MP wrote:
“Many people will be celebrating today, which is completely understandable – but others, like the shielding and the vulnerable, will not have been looking forward to today. We can’t forget about these people.
“I’m going to keep wearing my face covering on public transport and in crowded indoor spaces, and I’d encourage you all to do the same. The risk to many of us is very low, especially those of us with two jabs, but the rising virus levels pose a very real risk to a large part of our population. So please go easy out there, keep looking after one another, and don’t get rid of your face covering just yet.”
Luke also accused the Government of double standards after Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak had initially refused to self-isolate over the weekend. Luke Pollard MP said:
“By refusing to self isolate, Johnson and Sunak showed once again that it’s one rule for them and another for everyone else. They only backtracked after they got found out – and by then they’d already made a mockery of the rules, undermined Test and Trace, and weakened their own authority. “
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