Diabetes UK calls for extended home working for people in Covid-19 risk groups

Northerner

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People with underlying health conditions should have the right to continue working from home as lockdown restrictions are eased, or be given financial support if that is not possible, the UK’s leading diabetes charity has said.

Diabetes UK said lives could be put at risk because the protections for clinically vulnerable workers were inadequate, as it was up to employers to decide what constituted “reasonable adjustments” to keep people safe.

A wide range of health conditions have been linked to an increased risk of developing severe symptoms of Covid-19, including heart disease, obesity and diabetes, with the latter alone affecting 3.9 million people in the UK. NHS England figures from May found that people with diabetes accounted for a quarter of UK coronavirus deaths in hospital.

“We don’t want to end up in a situation where people are having to take a choice between risk to their health and their paycheque,” Chris Askew, the chief executive of Diabetes UK, told the Guardian, adding that the charity was receiving an increasing number of calls from worried individuals.

 

atoll

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it is all a bit pointless to protect those shielding if the otherwise healthy partner is forced to go back to work whilst living in a bubble with a person who should be or is shielding.
any financial aid should also take into account the limitations and inability to isolate from each other if they live under the same roof.
 

KARNAK

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I work from home, a bit difficult getting the American cars in the lift.
People think I`m a mechanic but that`s not correct I`m a poet who can
fix vehicles.:rolleyes:

Your turn @Northerner.
 

mikeyB

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Whether or not, if you think Diabetes UK, bless 'em, will have any influence on this government, then you've got another think coming. The english government didn't even listen to the WHO, or SAGE.
 

trophywench

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Meanwhile I am more than a bit queasy of going into a supermarket to get shopping in the not too distant future or indeed anywhere else where there are lots of other people. Yes I know exactly where I have been but not them and as it is not the law for them to wear a mask when 'mixing' ..........
 
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