Should care home workers lose their jobs if they are not vaccinated?

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Today’s headlines included reports that Sajid Javid has told care workers that if they won’t be vaccinated, they should move on and get another job.  Next week we’ll be running a little series of articles concerning vaccine hesitancy including a guest post from Ash Cunningham who has a different perspective to mine.  Ash picks up… Continue reading Should care home workers lose their jobs if they are not vaccinated?

COVID Passports revisited

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The possibility of vaccine passports is back on the table again. On Monday the Prime Minister announced that these would be imposed on nightclubs as mandatory in September and that unlike with previous/voluntary options, the requirement would be for patrons to show they had been fully vaccinated. Currently, the COVID vaccine scheme offers three options… Continue reading COVID Passports revisited

When will we sing again?

Churches were looking forward to June 21st because we hoped that the final lifting of COVID restrictions would include removal of the requirements to socially distance, wear face maks and abstain from singing. I was never convinced that we would see all of that happening, I’ve heard people persistently push on social media and in… Continue reading When will we sing again?

We need to be honest about who we include and who we don’t include

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A few weeks back I wrote arguing that we should be willing to consider the possibility of some form of immunity certification if it enables large gatherings to open up sooner enabling capacity audiences, mingling, singing and the end of social distancing and face masks at such events. There is a concern that such measures… Continue reading We need to be honest about who we include and who we don’t include

Getting out of lockdown: Between idealism and pragmatism

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Followers of Faithroots will know that I’ve been pushing hard at the question “Is there a way of helping us get back to full in person corporate worship sooner rather than later.”  That is the context for any discussion on the proposed vaccine/immunity passporting scheme.  Now, I want to be clear here that my long… Continue reading Getting out of lockdown: Between idealism and pragmatism