Ambulance staff are being put at risk by a lack of protective equipment to guard them against coronavirus, according to a trade union.

GMB says its members are “scared” about their own safety and their families.

The union claims one in five ambulance staff in London are off sick with coronavirus-related sickness.

The government says hundreds of millions of protective items have been delivered to NHS staff around the country.

According to the GMB Union, 679 frontline ambulance crew in the London Ambulance Service are off sick due to Covid-19-related sickness.

Among those at work, some say they feel unprotected either because of a lack of or inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Paul Turner is a union representative who has returned to front-line paramedic duties in the

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