Updated 09:42 on 22/01/21
Public authorities such as Folkestone & Hythe District Council must consider your right to life when making decisions that might put you in danger or that affect your life expectancy.
It has come to light that our Council – Folkestone & Hythe District Council – are refusing to lift a ban on at least one person – we understand there are more – who has been banned from the Council’s land and property, so denying them a right to be vaccinated at the Vaccination Hub at the Civic Centre.
The ban was put in place in Jan 2020 and was meant to be reviewed in July, but this did not happen until Oct 2020. The second review elected to keep the ban in place. For legal reasons we cannot say how the ban came about other than to say, the individual was challenging Council decisions which they strongly took a disliking to.
This genuinely paves the way to the clear and present danger of them possibly dying from Covid, as they are being denied access to the vaccine at the vaccination site at the Civic Centre.
And NO they have not tried to jump the queue or turned up without being advised to.
As we understand the banned person is a patient registered at the one of following Folkestone surgeries:
The New Surgery,
Guildhall Street Surgery,
Sandgate Road Surgery
The Council’s continuing intransigence to lift the ban is a clear breach of their Article 2 and Article 14 Human Rights.
The untold human suffering, anxiety and mental anguish they are suffering, knowing they will not be allowed to receive a vaccination at a place closest to them, has already led them to self harm and contemplate suicide.
Such treatment by the Council is inhumane knowing that a vaccination can help prevent people from dying from Covid-19.
It is known the individual suffers from a significant disability.
The Shepway Vox Team has seen paperwork of the ban received and the Council’s unwillingness to even consider the Human Rights of this individual, and lift the ban.
This demonstrates the Council’s absolute callousness and contempt for this individual’s right to life and disregard for the rule of law.
If the Council do not lift the ban we fear the individual may well take there own life.
This individual has a right to the vaccine just like anyone else. Any death will mean the Council have blood on their hands and make them legally liable for their death, if they commit suicide, or die of Covid.