Covid vaccine news UK – Boris Johnson says home working ‘won’t be new norm’ and workers will be back in the office soon
BORIS Johnson has promised that workers will be back in their offices “soon” – and that home working won’t become “the new norm”.
Speaking at a rail industry conference, the PM dismissed the idea that the lockdown would lead to a permanent shift towards Brits working from home.
And former Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith said: “We need to get people back to work as soon as possible.
“There are lots of reasons why work is important to our lives. It affects people’s physical and mental wellbeing and there are issues around productivity.
Meanwhile teaching unions and police officers have been angered by the Government’s decision to continue the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in age order.
The Police Federation has slammed the news that officers won’t be given priority vaccines as a ‘damaging betrayal’ that “won’t be forgotten”.
John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation, said: “There’s real palpable anger from all levels within policing about how we have been completely disregarded and ignored in this phase.
“My colleagues have been on the frontline since the first national lockdown last March, risking infection and even death to keep the public safe.”
Paul Whiteman, the general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, added: “I am amazed by the continuing dedication of school teams. The Government has let them down at every turn.”
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