Last night, I talked to Peter Levy on BBC Look North. We discussed the easing of restrictions next week, and I paid tribute to the incredible vaccination rollout that has made it possible. Indeed, I trust the public to make responsible, sensible decisions when it comes to protecting others as we continue to live with this virus.
As always, I will continue to work with our local health team to ensure that in any decision the government makes, we consider the needs of our NHS Trust and the vulnerable people in our area. As part of this work, I have tabled Written Questions asking the government what urgent support will be in place for Clinically Vulnerable people who are medically exempt from the Covid-19 vaccine. If you would like to hear the response when it arrives, please let me know.