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The UK must aim to eliminate Covid-19. To do this it must close unsafe workplaces, support self-isolation and run Test and Trace locally in the public sector.

We aim to build a movement to force policy makers in the UK to adopt a Zero Covid strategy to eliminate the virus. Whilst the UK suffers in a cycle of surge and lockdown other countries have applied Zero Covid policies – we can do the same.

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10 May: an open campaign call about the dire Covid situation in India and what we can do in solidarity here in Britain.

Speakers from South Asia Solidarity and Global Justice Now.

27 April Day of Action: Fix contact tracing, scrap Serco!

We held a Day of Action jointly with We Own It on Tuesday 27 April to tell the Government to end Serco’s contract for testing and tracing and give the money to the public sector.

The government has had to admit that their system isn’t working, and has handed over more contact tracing to local teams but it’s not enough. Now, we need to end Serco’s contracts once and for all.

Report

The People’s Covid Inquiry

The Zero Covid campaign supports the People’s Covid Inquiry launched by Keep Our NHS Public.

We’re holding our People’s Covid Inquiry now because we don’t think it’s too soon to start learning lessons about this crisis, especially while so many people are still dying from Covid-19. We believe this level of deaths was avoidable. We all deserve to know how and why this happened.

News from the campaign

13 March: Day of Action for Zero Covid

The UK Government’s roadmap will allow the R value to rise above 1 according to SAGE scientists, and fails to account for new variants of the virus or the threat of Long Covid. SAGE have also predicted that the Governments’s ‘containment’ strategy will lead to a third wave, with 30,000-80,000 further deaths. 

We believe no preventable death is acceptable, and that a third wave is preventable with Zero Covid. End the social murder!

Zero Covid and the Hazards Campaign bring you five days of actions you can take to protect yourself and your workmates. 

According to HSE data there have been over 3,500 outbreaks at work since the start of the pandemic. Yet Boris Johnson’s roadmap contained no steps to tackle this.

23 February: What does Johnson’s plan mean and how should we respond? Read what Zero Covid thinks

Johnson’s roadmap for England – a response

An image of a girl describing the conditions in a school room

23 February: What does Johnson’s plan mean and how should we respond? Read what Zero Covid thinks

Johnson’s roadmap for England – a response

Get Westminster talking about Zero Covid! 

Use this quick tool to write a letter to your MP in support of Richard Burgon’s Early Day Motion for Zero Covid.

Get Westminster talking about Zero Covid! 

Use this quick tool to write a letter to your MP in support of Richard Burgon’s Early Day Motion for Zero Covid.

17 February: Zero Covid gets some primetime TV coverage

On Ros Atkins’ BBC news show. First the arguments against Zero Covid are laid out – when this happens we know we’re getting traction!

13 February: The Ecology and Economics of the Pandemic

Julia Steinberger, Rob Wallace, Grace Blakeley and Michael Roberts discuss the origins and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

13 February: The Ecology and Economics of the Pandemic

Julia Steinberger, Rob Wallace, Grace Blakeley and Michael Roberts discuss the origins and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

8 February 2021: Launch of Zero Covid Scotland

26 January 2021: marking 100,000 lives lost in the UK to Covid-19

An image of a candle with the text '100,000 lives lost in the UK. Every single one with more life to live, more memories to make and more joy to give. We will not forget them. Remember the dead and fight for the living'

Watch Professor Michael Baker on Channel 4 News explaining why a #ZeroCovid strategy is applicable to the British Isles

Michael spoke at our Organising for Zero Covid conference on Saturday 16 January and mentions the campaign in his interview.

Watch Professor Michael Baker on Channel 4 News explaining why a #ZeroCovid strategy is applicable to the British Isles

Michael spoke at our Organising for Zero Covid conference on Saturday 16 January and mentions the campaign in his interview.

16 January: 400 people attend online conference for Zero Covid

Read our report on the Organising for Zero Covid conference

11 January: Standing up for Zero Covid

Zero Covid activist Roy very clearly and confidently putting the arguments for #ZeroCovid despite the interviewer’s attempts to caricature us. ‘Total shutdown’ means non-essential and unsafe workplaces.

Standing up for Zero Covid

Zero Covid activist Roy very clearly and confidently putting the arguments for #ZeroCovid despite the interviewer’s attempts to caricature us. ‘Total shutdown’ means non-essential and unsafe workplaces.

#ZeroCovid Day of Action, 5 December 2020

Read the report here

#ZeroCovid Day of Action, 14 November 2020

The day began with an online rally with speakers including Dr Gabriel Scally of Independent SAGE and Larissa Kennedy, President of the Nation Union of Students.   

Health workers outside Downing Street holding a 'We need a Zero Covid Strategy' banner

In the afternoon supporters from across the UK took the #ZeroCovid demands to the streets. These nurses took our message all the way to Downing Street.

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