Updates

Press releases and updates from the APPG on Coronavirus are published here.

PM must make “concrete commitment” to donate Covid vaccine doses ahead of G7 summit

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus has warned that Boris Johnson’s pledge to vaccinate the world by the end of 2022 would be “too little too late,” and urged the Prime Minister to make a “concrete commitment” to donate Covid vaccine doses to lower and middle-income countries ahead of next week’s G7 summit.


Report: Covid-19 Variants, International Travel and UK Border Policy

The APPG on Coronavirus has produced a report that cals on ministers to discourage all but essential overseas travel and introduce stronger protections against Covid-19 at the UK’s borders. It sets out a series of recommendations to ensure that the hard-won progress in tackling the virus is not lost and mistakes of the past are not repeated.


ONS figures reveal 1 million people with long Covid as government urged to fix “postcode lottery of care”

Responding to the latest Public Health England figures which found the Delta variant first identified in India has become the dominant strain in the UK, Layla Moran MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, said:


Over 100 MPs and peers demand Boris Johnson closes global vaccine divide ahead of G7 summit

  • Cross-party group of 116 MPs and peers warn the UK has a “moral imperative” to donate vaccine doses to Covax as millions of lives at risk.

  • Boris Johnson urged to show “global leadership” ahead of next week’s G7 summit by pledging to donate one dose abroad for each one given in the UK.

  • The UK should increase its own manufacturing capacity to become a “net vaccine exporter,” while supporting a patent waiver for vaccines to boost supply in low and middle-income countries.

Zahawi’s comments on care homes “deeply insensitive” to families who lost loved ones

Responding to Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi’s comments on care homes on the Andrew Marr show this morning, Layla Moran MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, said:

 


Hancock must apologise to long Covid patients left waiting over 100 days for treatment

  • Matt Hancock urged to apologise after figures reveal some long Covid patients are waiting over 100 days for treatment.
  • Several of the long Covid clinics promised by the government appear still not up and running, an investigation by the APPG on Coronavirus has revealed.
  • MPs are demanding more funding to treat long Covid patients and end the “postcode lottery” of care.

Covid inquiry must look into Indian variant and red list delay

The chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus has said the public inquiry into the pandemic must look into the delay adding India to the red list and whether it was “influenced by politics and not the science.”


PM must take responsibility for Indian variant failure

Responding to the prime minister’s press conference today on the Indian variant, Layla Moran MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, said:


Covid Inquiry: PM prolonging pain of grieving families by delaying inquiry

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus has spearheaded calls for both a public inquiry into the pandemic, and a Covid Memorial Day to remember the lives lost and lives changed by the pandemic.


Covid public inquiry must look into care home deaths

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Coronavirus has called on the prime minister to set out a specific timeline and remit for a public inquiry into the pandemic, after he committed to holding one within the current parliamentary session.