What safety as­sur­ances can the Univer­sity of­fer?

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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.

NAME AND AD­DRESS SUP­PLIED

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

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