Reference Cllr. Lorna Fielker's letter (28th July Echo).

Could she please explain why she thinks the Government should be responsible for supplying Southampton City Council with P.P.E.?

It is every employers responsibility to ensure their staffs' safety and so surely at the first notification of the virus Southampton City Council should have ensured they procured enough to protect their staff.

Cllr Fielker is a councillor on the city council which bears responsibility to their staff and the people of Southampton.

It is time to take responsibility, not a time to slope shoulders and blame the government.

S. Fletcher