Toby Perkins – 2021 Comments on Lack of Covid Testing

The comments made by Toby Perkins, the Shadow Minister for Further Education and Skills, on 10 March 2021.

Yet again, it is clear that vocational education is an after-thought for this Government.

It is simply not good enough that there will be no access to Covid testing at independent training providers until April at the earliest, when Ministers have had months during lockdown to get this right.

I urge Ministers to act urgently to ensure independent training providers are supported to provide a Covid-safe environment for the young people and adults that they work with.