Prioritise Key Retail Workers, being offered the Covid Vaccine!

Prioritise the roll out of the vaccine for key retail workers! Supermarket workers etc.. kept the nation fed when everything else was closed. They were called ‘hero’s’ and should be high on the list of first people to receive the vaccine.

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Status: Open
Opened: 8 Jan 2021, 11:04 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 32
Estimated Final Signatures: 150,265

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1. COVID-19 and food supply
08/04/2020 - Inquiry: COVID-19 and food supply - Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
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2. Selection of emails from the public on businesses during Covid-19
31/03/2020 - Inquiry: Selection of emails from the public on businesses during Covid-19 - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: past month our sales fell off a cliff, before w e closed up for the safety of our staff and customers last

3. UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan
11/01/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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4. Submissions from workers and businesses
30/03/2020 - Inquiry: Submissions from workers and businesses - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: past month our sales fell off a cliff, before w e closed up for the safety of our staff and customers last

5. Submissions from workers and businesses
30/03/2020 - Inquiry: Submissions from workers and businesses - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
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Found: into wor k and are being cleaning done and some people are off self - isolating because they have symptoms

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1. Covid-19 Update
27/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: our United Kingdom against the new variants of covid until we have administered enough vaccinations to - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Road Map
22/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: freedoms, while doing all we can to protect our people against covid. Today’s measures will apply in England - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Businesses and the Private Sector
21/05/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Health Service. I also thank the local authority workers, the civil servants, the members of the Armed Forces - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
13/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: supporting disabled people affected by the covid-19 pandemic. We are ensuring that disabled people continue to - Speech Link
2: challenging for families with children and young people with special educational needs. Supporting them - Speech Link
3: her on all the work that she does for autistic people. We are working across Government and particularly - Speech Link
4: quite damning in its account of the experiences of people with autism and learning disabilities in mental - Speech Link
5: on the Transforming Care agenda to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autism are not inappropriately - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-out
11/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant Documents: E-petition 564155, Prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for first responders (police, fire, ambulance) - Speech Link
2: considered e-petition 554316 relating to roll-out of covid-19 vaccinations.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link

6. Covid-19
22/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: House has considered covid-19.When I last spoke in this Chamber in a general covid debate, on 12 January - Speech Link
2: the situation that we faced at the height of the first wave of the pandemic. It is testament to the phenomenal - Speech Link

7. Public Health
06/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: throughout has been to suppress the virus until a vaccine can make us safe, and while our collective efforts - Speech Link
2: just under 50% of all the sequenced genomes of covid-19 that are deposited with the World Health Organisation - Speech Link
3: do it, and I suspect the reason why there is such high public support for these measures, is the position - Speech Link
4: because that is a critical question that I know people are rightly asking: if we are going to have these - Speech Link
5: how we can be sure that the production of the vaccine will meet the ambitions the Prime Minister and - Speech Link
6: interventions briefly, but they are important because people want to know what is the way out of these restrictions - Speech Link

8. Covid-19
14/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: considered covid-19.I am pleased to say that all across the country the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine - Speech Link

9. Oral Answers to Questions
02/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: will help to level up and create opportunities for people and places across the United Kingdom. The Government - Speech Link
2: for the Good Friday agreement is unlimited while people desperately want certainty and a deal. Can the - Speech Link
3: Northern Ireland would be enhanced and likely to receive a more welcome ear in the Treasury and elsewhere - Speech Link
4: forget this but the fiscal council was actually first agreed back in the “Fresh Start” agreement of 2015 - Speech Link
5: steps that we have taken in legislating for the first phase of unfettered access; that is what those clauses - Speech Link

10. Covid-19
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: beg to move,That this House has considered covid-19.Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for your - Speech Link
2: hon. Friend for his introductory remarks. The vaccine is being rolled out across the country, and in - Speech Link
3: Stratford-on-Avon (Nadhim Zahawi), who is leading the vaccine deployment effort, will continue to look at ensuring - Speech Link
4: cover those who are off sick? It is crucial that people know when their appointments are so that they do - Speech Link
5: The real problem is that people will not know whether they have been called, because the post has not - Speech Link

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Key retail workers, come into contact with hundreds of members of the public on a daily basis, putting their and their families lives at risk of contracting Covid 19. We don’t have the vast PPE that the NHS are provided with and rely on people to keep their distance and wear masks, which doesn’t always happen.
This is a petition to demand we get faster protection for our front line key retail staff, who keep the country fed!


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Government Response

For phase I of the vaccine roll-out the key principles of advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are to reduce mortality, to protect the health and care systems, and save lives.


The NHS has been working alongside its health and social care partners to ensure the vaccine can be administered safely and effectively as part of the largest vaccination programme undertaken in its history.

The government and the NHS are working hard to ensure everyone who is 70 and over, our health and social care workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable are offered the vaccine by mid-February. Over 7.4 million people across the UK have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly half a million have received their second dose. There are now over 2700 sites across the United Kingdom (UK) already offering vaccines to those at risk by age and clinical priority. The network will continue to expand and evolve as we progress the deployment in the months ahead. We will expand the programme so all adults can be vaccinated by the autumn.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is the independent medical and scientific expert body which advises the UK Government on prioritisation for all vaccines. The committee’s membership is made up of practising clinicians and individuals from academia who have considered and continue to consider the impact of Covid-19 and population prioritisation as new data emerges.
For phase one of the vaccine roll-out, the underlying principles at the forefront of the advice by the JCVI are; to reduce mortality, to protect the health and social care systems, and to save lives. Given the current epidemiological situation in the UK, all evidence indicates that the best option for preventing mortality in the initial phase of the programme is to directly protect persons most at risk. Having identified age as being the biggest determining factor to increased mortality, vaccinations have been prioritised to care home residents and staff and those over 80, followed by health and social care workers, then to the rest of the population in order of age and clinical risk factors. Any retail worker who is identified as being in one of the at-risk cohorts will be contacted by the NHS at the appropriate time based on JCVI advice.

The JCVI continues to review its advice to the government based on the live data it receives. Whilst phase one is currently aimed at reducing mortality based on age and clinical risk factors, phase two may be aimed at vaccinating those at high risk of exposure and/or those delivering key public services. Further data will confirm the next steps going forward and the Department of Health and Social Care will listen carefully to the independent experts and work closely with its partners to best implement this.

The government is working hard to ensure everyone who has been clinically prioritised to receive a vaccine will have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

Finally, we thank all the key workers in retail for the incredible work that they have been doing throughout the pandemic, and we give our assurances that we are working hard to ensure everyone who has been clinically prioritised to receive a vaccine will have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

Department of Health and Social Care