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Old May 11th 20, 04:24 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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In message , at 16:04:20 on Mon, 11 May
2020, Recliner remarked:
Roland Perry wrote:
In message , at 15:25:12 on Mon, 11 May
2020, Recliner remarked:
https://news.sky.com/story/coronavir...rds-chefs-and-
taxi-drivers-among-those-most-likely-to-die-with-covid-19-says-ons-
11986382

I'm not surprised by the care workers, because they're less likely to have
good PPE, more likely to be on zero hours contracts (and therefore less
likely to be tested or hospitalised if they feel unwell) and, of course,
much more likely to be in contact with virus-infected patients than most
NHS staff.

But I hadn't thought of security guards being in a high risk occupation.


That's just because of being in contact with lots of different people I
think. When I went shopping last week it occurred to me that the chap I
most needed to avoid was the one at the door enforcing the "one out, one
in" policy". He wasn't social distancing, and had said exchanged a few
words with every entering and departing customer.


Yes, that's probably it. At Waitrose, I've seen security staff wearing
gloves, masks and face shields, which seems wise. Other supermarkets' staff
seem to be less well protected.


And yet Screwfix security staff on day 1 of the lockdown were keeping
their distance from the (click and collect only) queue they were
policing.

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Roland Perry