Forty (40) charities and organisations have written an open letter, urging the public to help keep vulnerable people safe as restrictions ease. Rose Woodward, Founder and Patient Advocate of KCSN, was one of those who endorsed this letter.

Today in England we will see COVID-19 restrictions lifted, with people no longer required to wear face masks in crowded places or maintain social distance.

Many people will be looking forward to getting their “freedoms back”. But for many people with cancer, “freedom day” will be a day when freedoms are taken away. This is because their cancer, or their treatment for cancer, means the vaccine, even after two doses, is less likely to protect them from serious illness from COVID-19 than it is for the general public.

Read the rest of letter on the Blood Cancer UK website and in The Guardian on Sunday here.