The many campaigns to ensure we all act responsibly are one thing but using the language of ‘Don’t Kill Granny’ is unacceptable.

The Prime Minister, his colleagues and advisers have used such wording several times.

Younger members of our communities have enough to worry about regarding death of loved ones.

Many of them have lost, and will lose, such relationships – possibly due to Covid, but more likely as a result of natural causes. However death comes it is unacceptable that the young have to carry the guilt of death.

However well explained the advice, when they witness officials spouting such language they become frightened.

It is well documented that mental health is going to be quite an issue for many months so please can we refrain from using these words as it is not their fault that people die.

Dorothy Quayle


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