Health minister Will Quince has warned the public to avoid any “risky activities” on Wednesday as ambulance drivers stage strike action.
The NHS is set to be hit by major disruption as ambulance workers including paramedics, control room workers and technicians walk out in England and Wales.
During the strike, the military will not drive ambulances on blue lights for the most serious calls but are expected to provide support on other calls.
Mr Quince urged the public to avoid anything risky on Wednesday, telling BBC Breakfast: “Where people are planning any risky activity, I would strongly encourage them not to do so because there will be disruption on the day.”
The health minister did not offer examples of what might be defined as risky behaviour but told the public that in any emergency calling 999 should still be the first option.
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Source: The Independent, 20 December 2022