A response from Post Office Counters claimed that waiting times and overcrowding was not excessive in a survey in January at the High Street Post Office. The council and many residents would not agree with this position. Staff working conditions were also not ideal and a meeting with Post Office managers is urgently requested..
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeAn NHS worker has urged fellow Muslims to ignore “myths and conspiracies” and get their Covid 19 vaccine.Mum of two Yasmin Khan received the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab at Newcastle Centre for Life.Despite initially admitting to nerves, she feels she will be “relieved” when she gets her second dose.She shared her experience of receiving the vaccine to encourage other members of the Muslim community to get protected.A recent Royal Society for Public Health study revealed black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people were far less likely to take the vaccine than white people.That despite a higher Covid 19 death rate among the BAME community.”There’s a lot of talk online and via social media about whether or not to get the vaccine,” said Yasmin, from Newcastle.”Sometimes people may have a view or opinion which gets widely shared but might not always be based on the latest evidence.”It’s easy for messages to get shared quickly and to become established, so I’ve been sharing my personal story, to try and reassure people of how the vaccine was for me and how I reached my decision.”She received the vaccine due to her job, with NHS staff among the first in the country to receive a dose.And she admits: “Because it was short notice, I had a moment of panic I was not prepared mentally to get the vaccine so soon.”I thought I’d have more time to think about it and maybe get the chance to speak to others who’d have it before me.”I was pretty nervous. At the same time, I knew I had a responsibility to lead by example and was concerned at what message I would be giving to my team members if I didn’t get vaccinated.”Also, another member of my team who is also a female Muslim was getting the vaccine at the same time, so I did feel a bit of reassurance from that.”But, ultimately, the deciding factor for me was going to Hajj the holy pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudia Arabia. My husband and I were supposed to do the Hajj last year but it didn’t happen due to the global pandemic, so we deferred to this year.”I know that everyone going to hajj will need to have the Covid vaccine in order to get a visa.”Conspiracy theories and fake news pose one of the biggest threats to the vaccine rollout, not least among the BAME community.Among the baseless claims made online about the vaccine is that it could alter people DNA, or that it contains pork products..