Coronavirus UK Updates: 30,000 volunteers sought to deliver Covid vaccine across England

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Oxford vaccine volunteer has 'tiny sense of pride'
Coronavirus UK Updates: Oxford vaccine volunteer has 'tiny sense of pride'

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.

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