Saturday 10 July 2021 / 10:37 AM Coronavirus / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to news that NHS staff may not have to self-isolate and Government plans for Covid passports for pubs

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to news that NHS staff may not have to self-isolate and Government plans for Covid passports for pubs, said:

“The NHS is in crisis as Covid admissions climb, cancer treatments delayed, waiting times increase and pressures intensify.

“Sajid Javid has no plan to support NHS staff through the summer. Their only response is to talk about removing the batteries from the smoke alarm by watering down the NHS app and looking at ID cards for pubs.

“Boris Johnson’s recklessness in throwing all caution to the wind is creating a summer of chaos.”