Key workers deserve a more positive response

For the Prime Minister to state that key workers won’t get priority at petrol stations because the fuel crisis is “stabilising” does rather ignore that many of us would be willing to wait a little bit longer if a process was able to support key workers. There is a clear opportunity for him to encourage people to work from home whilst the fuel crisis is not yet resolved and to also ask people not to top up their vehicles if they are not requiring travel over the next few days. At the same time it would be possible to call for all of us to support local arrangements for key workers to be able to access what is currently available more quickly and more reliably than the rest of us are facing. It would clearly be tragic if a key worker is prevented from visiting a location to protect people from more challenging issues. Of course in settings where the petrol and diesel is widely available there is no requirement for key workers to be treated any differently from other people. However in communities where there are challenges that is where they do need to be treated with a higher priority.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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