Here's how Portsmouth residents can sign up to a free Covid Q&A session

CITY residents are being urged to sign up for a free online event to learn more about the Covid pandemic from a panel of experts.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 2:32 pm

As part of the Microsoft Teams session on March 4 hosted by editor of The News, Mark Waldron, five panellists will respond to queries from the public about coronavirus, from lockdown to vaccinations.

The hour-long session will feature Helen Atkinson, the city’s public health director, Councillor Matthew Winnington, the city council’s health boss, Angela Anderson, clinical director for vaccinations at Solent NHS Trust, GP Dr Abu Mohammed and Superintendent Clare Jenkins from Hampshire Constabulary.

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Pictured: Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health, Cllr Matthew Winnington, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, Angela Anderson, Clinical Director for COVID-19 Vaccination Programme at Solent NHS Trust, Dr Abu Mohammed, GP, Superintendent Clare Jenkins, Hampshire Constabulary

Ms Atkinson said: ‘I’m really hoping interested members of the public will join me and the rest of the panel for our live open forum session where they can ask us questions about coronavirus.

‘It’s a complex, constantly changing situation driven by the science and data, but with people’s lives being the most important focus. Having this sort of session not only enables people to ask questions, but allows us all to have a two-way conversation, which is always beneficial.’

Members of the public will have a chance to register their questions for panellists when signing up to the event online.

Mr Waldron added: ‘This is a unique opportunity to address any questions and concerns people in Portsmouth have about coronavirus.'

The event will take place between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday, March 4.

You can register through Event Brite at Event registration will close at midday on March 4.

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