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Petition Extend the furlough scheme for high-risk people who can't safely return to work.

We call on the Government to keep furlough going beyond August for those who are shielding or high-risk and cannot safely return to work. No one should have to choose between their job and their health.

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Tens of thousands of workers will not be able to go back to work because they still face a high risk from coronavirus.

People who are high-risk or shielding have made great sacrifices over the last few months to protect themselves, their families and the NHS, and it would be hugely unfair if they lost their jobs as a result.

These people have supported all of us by keeping themselves safe from the virus, now it's time for us to reciprocate by helping to protect their jobs.

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