“After we enter part two, we’ll work with the Joint Committee (on Vaccination and Immunisation) to take a look at the precedence,” Mr Zahawi advised ITV.
He continued: “My intuition is that anybody who, via no fault of their very own, has to return into contact with the virus in a lot larger quantity and likelihood needs to be protected – lecturers, policemen and girls, store staff, all those that want that further safety.
“Now, a few of them might be captured within the high 9 classes anyway… However part two – after all we’ll be guided by the JCVI – however my intuition is that if you happen to work in a job, a store employee, policemen or girls, every other occupation which brings you into contact with the virus unfairly, then I believe you ought to be prioritised.”
Downing Road struck a extra cautious notice, stressing it will be guided by the JCVI, which is unbiased, on which classes needs to be prioritised.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson mentioned: “We’ve all the time mentioned we need to be sure that those that are most in danger, most clinically susceptible, obtain the vaccine first and that’s what we’re doing.
“However it’s for the JCVI to take a look at part two and advise the place the vaccine precedence might be after part one.”