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Suspend Brexit to allow unrestricted transportation of the Pfizer vaccine

Submitted on Thursday 12th November 2020

Rejected on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Suspend Brexit to allow unrestricted transportation of the Pfizer vaccine

Petition Details

The Pfizer vaccine is time critical & has sensitive logistical & temperature requirements. Brexit problems at our border may cause disruption to a timely vaccination program.

Additional Information

If the vaccination is not carried out in a timely way then more people will die, the economy will suffer and it will take longer to return to a more normal life.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Petitions need to call on the UK Government to take a specific action.

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, and arrangements for future trade arrangements when the transitional period ends on 31 December 2020 are a matter of negotiation between the UK and EU.

We could accept a petition calling on the UK Government to seek to extend free movement of goods due to the Covid-19 outbreak, to prevent any impact on the movement of vaccines.

We have published the following related petition, which you might like to sign:

To Seek a 1 year Extension to the Brexit Transition Period & a Second Referendum: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554492

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