Press release

PLEASE BE TOLERANT TO OTHERS – PLEA FROM RT HON DAME CHERYL GILLAN MP

There has been a heartfelt plea from Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham & Amersham, following a call from the head teacher of a local school about the way in which pupils have been “vilified” by members of the public.

“ The concern seems to be that, as pupils are returning to school now, members of the public who see them as a source of potential infection by Covid-19 have been venting their views to school authorities,” said Dame Cheryl.  “ But the chief public health officers in all four countries of the UK have pointed out that the risk of pupils going back to school is far outweighed by the risk of damage to their lifetime chances of not getting an education.

“ Please, we must try to be tolerant to others. The stresses and strains of life during Covid-19 are great, but we must all try to help one another, not give others a hard time. There have been other instances of people who are not able to wear face coverings being reprimanded by others without asking or respecting that people could have a good reason. People have their own struggles and personal circumstances which might not be immediately visible or apparent.”