Rejected petition Pay all staff the £1498 payment. Not just care staff.

In June 2022 care staff in Wales will receive a government payment of £1498 before tax. but it does not include domestic or kitchen staff.

We feel this in unfair, the cleaners are cleaning surfaces possibly contaminated by covid. Kitchen staff are often cleaning plates and cutlery that have possibly came into contact with covid-19 partials through droplet transmission and airborne transmission. Even with correct ppe they are at risk.

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The government website says
"Lateral flow testing is a fast and simple way to test people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19, but who may still be spreading the virus. In some circumstances lateral flow tests can also be used for other diagnostic tasks. The tests are easy to use and give a quick result."

You the government have stated yourselves that people can be non symptomatic with covid19 and pass it on without knowing.

Research done by the world health organisation showed

"Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard."

Care staff work as a team. We are all equal, you have made staff that haven't been included in this payment feel less important when actually they are just as important in ensuring the wellbeing and best interests of residents.

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue, or if the Petitions Committee has considered one in the last year.

Hi - thanks for submitting your petition. Unfortunately, we only accept one petition on a particular subject, and we already have one on this issue:
I hope you'll be able to support that petition, and - as it already has enough signatures - I look forward to the Committee discussing it in the Autumn.


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