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British Transport Police: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL11929, tabled on 8 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include British Transport Police officers in the first round of those receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Answered on

18 January 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that Phase 1 of the vaccination programme should target individuals in order of age and risk. The vaccination programme will build up in the weeks and months ahead and extend to more and more people.

It is likely a number of transport workers and British Transport Police will be vaccinated in Phase 1 due to their age or underlying health conditions. The JCVI have recommended that vaccination of those at increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 due to their occupation should be a priority in the next phase, including British Transport Police and Transport workers.