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The Real Covid – Let the People Speak

4 September 2021 @ 11:00 - 13:00 BST

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Last week  heard Rishi Sunak tell us “We can’t control the spread of the virus”.

Here are three, of many, organisations that don’t agree with that.  Three, of many, voices worth hearing.

On 1st August, Long Covid Kids, generated Freedom of Information requests to Scottish Local Authorities, asking them what steps they were taking on school ventilation and CO2 monitoring. The Sunday Post took an interest and we saw the headline.

Despite first minister’s advice and extra millions, some councils fail to buy air monitors to test classrooms

Long Covid Kids have since launched a petition, supported by Zero Covid Scotland, on vaccinating 12 to 15 year olds.

Their voice is a voice worth hearing, not Rishi Sunak.

On 3rd August, Parents United UK and One Voice Support Group created an Open Letter to leaders, and Ministers for Education and Health for all UK countries, and their Shadow counterparts as part of their Global Safe Schools campaign.

The letter calls for a sensible, safe and sustainable approach to the full reopening of schools in September 2021, in order to protect the wellbeing and education of children and young people.

Their voice is a voice worth hearing, not Rishi Sunak.

For these, and many other voices worth hearing, register for the

Public Hearing on 4th September

11am to 1pm by Zoom.

‘The Real Covid – Let the People Speak’


Confirmed speakers:

  • Allison Ross (Home-Care Provider)
  • Professor Andrew Watterson (pandemic update)
  • Anita Shanley (Surviving lockdown)
  • Charlie Miller (A&E Health Care Support Worker)
  • Finlay Baxter (Young people and the job market)
  • Ian Mullen (UNISON Health & Safety Officer)
  • Jane Ormerod (Long Covid Scotland)
  • Janet Newsham (Hazards Campaign)
  • Keith Paterson (Covid issues for LGBT people)
  • Peter Doherty (McVitie’s GMB convenor)
  • Rob Connell (Teacher)
  • Sally Witcher (Covid issues for people with disabilities)
  • Sammie Mcfarland (Long Covid Kids)
  • Stacey McCann (One Voice Support Group)
  • Vicky van der Togt (Long Covid and the Zero Covid Alliance)

Big names and politicians may form part of the audience, but this is an event at which real people will do the speaking, all with the intention of building a grass roots campaign that will help make our voices heard.


4 September 2021
11:00 - 13:00 BST




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