The NHS needs tens of thousands of volunteers to help deliver a Covid-19 vaccine across England once it receives approval, Kate Ng reports.
St John Ambulance is encouraging people to offer their support to the NHS as it prepares to roll out a mass vaccination programme to combat the coronavirus crisis.
The health service will require up to 30,000 volunteers to take on a range of roles, including delivering the vaccines, supporting roles and helping people who need one-to-one support in the process.
– Co-op reveals rise in verbal abuse and assaults against staff during pandemic
A campaign for a new law to protect shop workers from attacks is being stepped up after a leading company revealed high levels of abuse against its staff during the coronavirus crisis.
The Co-op said its research suggests one in five customers has admitted being aggressive or abusive towards a shop worker over the past eight months, even though most people feel retail staff have provided an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic.