What safety assurances can the University offer?
NO ACTION OVER NO MASKS
MYSELF and my husband ventured on a Merseyrail train for the first time since the pandemic thinking this would be the safest way to travel to city centre after shielding since March.
I was really furious to see the amount of people not wearing face masks, but what made me really angry was two ticket inspectors came through checking our tickets and never approached any of those not wearing face coverings.
I thought it was mandatory and people could be fined.
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EDGE Hill students are returning from various locations in the country, some of which are identified as highly risky in respect of the coronavirus.
This is a concern for the whole community, not merely those associated with the University.
There is an obvious safety issue for all those who come into contact with students i.e. teaching staff, domestic, and all staff at the University, and wherever students have contact with each other in their residential situation.
When we consider the strictures that the Government has placed upon cafes, restaurants and pubs, community residents can reasonably ask what sort of safety requirements have been made in regard to the university itself.
There are implications for all those in the town and particularly those staff who are in the shops and supermarkets – and so the whole community.
Perhaps the authorities at the University could offer some information which will enable reassurance.
WORRIED Ormskirk COFFEE MORNING CALL
I AM WRITING to ask your readers to raise a mug for Macmillan Cancer Support’s 30th annual coffee morning so we can provide vital support to people with cancer, who need it now more than ever.
This year’s Macmillan coffee morning will be on Friday, September 25, but we are encouraging people to get involved whenever and wherever they can by hosting a virtual or socially distanced event.
Nothing stops a Macmillan coffee morning!
Before Covid-19, many patients told Macmillan being diagnosed with cancer and going through treatment was the scariest thing that they could imagine.
These anxieties and concerns have not gone away during the pandemic – they’ve been made worse – meaning Macmillan needs support from people in Merseyside more than ever to provide the vital support people living with cancer rely on.
Macmillan is doing everything we can to offer medical, emotional and financial support to people living with cancer and our work is almost entirely funded by donations.
Every penny raised by the coffee morning helps Macmillan to provide this support, which is needed now more than ever before.
Readers can sign up now by visiting macmillan.org.uk/coffee or by searching for Macmillan Coffee Morning.
For support, information, or just a chat, you can call Macmillan free on 0808 808 0000 or visit macmillan.org.uk.
JANE MELVIN Macmillan Head of Partnerships North and North West England