Q. Do you have a template letter that can help me with my situation?
A. Very possibly. Please visit the letters' section and use the search facility to see if I have what you're looking for, e.g. if you're looking for a letter to decline vaccines, type "vaccine letter" into the search bar. All letters are listed by subject here.
Q. Can I change letter templates to suit my circumstances?
A. Yes! Please do. You can edit and adapt the letters in any way you want. Feel free to copy and paste paragraphs from different letters, too.
Q. Myself or my family member is being denied hospital treatment if we don't submit to Covid testing. Is this legal?
A. No. This is completely illegal and you are entirely within your rights to decline the test. Please see this letter and this letter which may help. Also, see UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, Article 6, section 1.
Q. I want to travel without having to take a test. What are my rights?
A. This is an unclear area of law. I suggest you contact the airline in question and reference the UNESCO declaration referenced in the previous question to see if you can persuade them to waive this requirement. You could also mention some of the dangers and inadequacies of the PCR and lateral flow tests. Whether this will be successful, I'm not sure. Someone would need to take an airline to court to set a precedent in case law, which, as yet - the Covid regulations being so new - has not happened, so whether an airline can insist, as a private business, passengers must take a test, or whether this could be feasibly argued as a human rights' breach, is not clear. Give it a go and find out!
Q. I am being subject to disciplinary measures at work for declining to wear a mask / take a test / receive a vaccine. Can I take legal action?
A. You may be able to - it depends on the specific circumstances and conditions of your contract. To find out whether legal action is a possibility in your case, I can highly recommend The Jonathan Lea Network, for whom I do some occasional consultancy work, as excellent and highly sympathetic solicitors.
Instructing lawyers and escalating to court is obviously not cheap, so I can recommend the legal crowdfunding platform, CrowdJustice, as a good option for raising funds, if you are not able to finance this yourself. We really do need more of these cases reaching court, as this is how precedents are set, case law is established, and battles are ultimately won. Employers are counting on the fact employees won't have the resources to challenge them in court, so the more people who are willing to do so, the better.
Q. I am from the USA / Canada / another country. Do you have a letter I can use?
A. Very probably. Look through the letters' section, using the search bar to find what you're looking for, and if you find an appropriate letter, you can adapt it to suit your circumstances. Some of my letters have been written specifically for Americans (like this one), and some reference international law, so are equally as applicable in the US as the UK. You also may find this site helpful.
Q. This site has been really helpful. Is there any way I can give back?
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Q. Can you write a letter for me?
I may be able to. If you would like me to write a letter on your behalf, please contact me at mirifinch (at) gmail.com briefly outlining your situation. If I think I can help I will get back to you as soon as I can with a quote. Please note that engaging my services directly comes with a fee and that, regrettably, I am not able to provide direct personal support for free.
Q. Are there any other resources that you would recommend?
Yes - please see below.
Kester Disability Rights (for mask discrimination)
Lawyers for Liberty (for legal information)
Covid-19 Assembly (for general information and template letters)
PJH Law (for employment disputes relating to the vaccine)