The Health Secretary indicated exclusion zones could be used to protect children and stop staff being harassed. He said it was “heartbreaking” that three children had been hurt during one protest after Covid vaccines were opened up to those aged 12 to 15. Mr Javid added: “These people are doing so much damage. You have three children that are injured, actually physically injured, and that’s heartbreaking to see.”
He went on: “And you’ve got, frankly, these idiots outside their school spreading vicious lies. It is becoming a growing problem as time goes by.
“There are options, in terms of whether it’s an exclusion zone, or other potential action.
“I think it’s got to be done at a local level.
“If you’ve injured children, that is a criminal act and I hope in that case police are able to track those people down.”