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UGLE calls on its members to join the national effort to vaccinate the population

To help protect all citizens during this difficult time, the United Grand Lodge of England are once again encouraging all of its members to roll up their sleeves and volunteer to help vaccinate the population.

The United Grand Lodge of England emphasises that those volunteering should not participate if they are in a risk group.

According to the NHS, more than 4 million people had received their first dose of the vaccine by the 18th January. The United Kingdom has ordered 140 million doses of the vaccine - enough to protect the entire population, but the NHS faces a race against time to protect everyone before a possible new wave of infections.

More than ever, efforts to vaccinate those most at risk from serious illness are now paramount and there is a need to ensure that the NHS has as many volunteers as possible.

To help the NHS in the vaccination campaign, volunteers should sign up at the link here.

The volunteers will then receive an email with log-in details to sign up online.

Dr David Staples, the Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of England, said: “In 2018, more than 18.5 million hours of volunteer work were undertaken by Freemasons. Now that we have the vaccine, it is crucial that we help in every way we can to protect the population. If the NHS need people, then we are happy to encourage and emphasise the importance of this to our members.

“We want to support the NHS and show our gratitude for their efforts and the amazing job that they have done during the pandemic. Freemasons always stand behind our core values of Friendship, Integrity, Charity and Respect and are proud to help so many people.”