Chartered Institute
of Linguists

PSIs request priority for Covid-19 vaccination

Public Service Interpreters may work in a variety of settings on a daily basis, moving between locations regularly and therefore carrying a high risk of coronavirus exposure, as they have to move between settings from one booking to another.

For this reason we would like to see the inclusion of public service interpreters in the COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Groups alongside police, teachers and other frontline
public service workers.

If you are a Public Service Interpreter and a member of CIOL, please feel free to download a letter prepared by CIOL which may help verify your request. Download the letter here.