Shabana Mahmood MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
Shabana has written to the Health Secretary regarding those who are immunocompromised.
In light of the easing of social restrictions, Shabana has been contacted by several constituents concerned that plans to not consider those living with conditions that effect their immune systems.
In her letter, Shabana has asked the Health Secretary to outline what measures will be taken to protect the vulnerable as restrictions are removed.
You can read the letter in full below.
Letter to the Health Secretary
Dear Health Secretary
I am writing regarding those who are immunocompromised, in light of the recent relaxation of social restrictions.
I have recently been contacted by a number of constituents concerned that in rushing to remove all measures at once, whilst infections soar, the Government has not taken into account the risks to those who are immunocompromised.
It is clear that many want restrictions to be eased, but often those living with conditions that impact their immune system, or that prevent them from taking the vaccine, have been forgotten when it comes to conversations about safely reopening the country.
They would like to see the Government following their own scientific advice which shows that current protections such as masks, ventilation and maintaining working from home, would help bring down transmission and hospitalisations.
It is right that we move forward, but my constituents highlight real concerns that at-risk groups will be put in further danger.
My constituents ask that the Government explains what measures will be taken to keep those who are immunocompromised safe. Please could you outline what steps the Government intends to take to address the concerns of my constituents.
Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood