British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown in England, asking people to “stay at home.” Elizabeth Quinn, a Lay Minister of the Anglican Church of England, has asserted that they have been in Lockdown for about 3 months now since December last year.
Speaking to Francis Kusi, on the AM. Ghana show, Miss Quinn disclosed that there are limited exceptions, to work if you cannot work from home, shop for food and medicine but most workers are advice to work from home.
Touching on her biggest impact of Covid 19, she laments the inability of seeing her family and close relations. However, Government has made provisions to support the hospitality industry, She said. She also revealed the UK government’s policy of paying 80 % wages of persons who are unable to work due to the lockdown as a result of Covid-19.
Hitherto to this, Mrs. Quinn indicated that there are instances where Organizations and stakeholders provide food to a unit created known as the food bank to help distribute food to the less privileged.
“The foods are packaged and transported to an Emergency package for further distribution”- She said.
Elaborating on the amount to be paid on Covid-19 testing by an immigrant, Elizabeth said, Individuals that are getting into the country are isolated in specific hotels for two weeks and paid to conduct the test. She added that citizens in the country are given free medical testing by the National Health Service from the tax coffers of the citizens.
“Citizens that were not recorded to pay tax are still allowed to enjoy free medical tests by the Government” she added.
Meanwhile “Vaccines have been issued and individuals with long term health implications on Covid 19 are been Vaccinated, with exemption of children” she stressed.