Session 5: Impact on frontline staff and key workers
Watch session 5 (Wednesday 21 April) again: Our inquiry asks: were the roles of key workers and the risks they faced understood; and were they supported and protected? Were employment conditions, in-work poverty and health and safety at work given adequate consideration by the Government? In order to answer these questions, we will hear the evidence of frontline staff working in the NHS, in care services, transport and education.
Witnesses: Prof. Raymond Agius, Professor Emeritus of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Manchester, Unjum Mirza, ASLEF, BAME Rep, Victoria Line Branch, Kirsty Brewerton, NHS Clinical Sister and founder Sitting Rooms of Culture, Dr Chidi Ejimofo, NHS consultant in Emergency Medicine
Professor Raymond Agius speaking about workplace safety and risk assessments at session five of the People's Covid Inquiry
Clinical Sister Kirsty Brewerton speaking at session 5 of the People's Covid Inquiry "When you're forced into a situation where you feel like you're unable to do your job to the level you're trained at it's mentally hard"
ASLEF Union rep Unjum Mirza on passenger numbers on tube lines during the Covid peaks
Dr Chidi Ejimofo giving testimony at Session Five of the People's Covid Inquiry