It is understood that the government has recruited several retired presenters of the children’s TV show Blue Peter to teach NHS doctors and nurses how to make much needed ventilators and personal protective equipment out of everyday objects such as discarded shoe boxes and old washing-up liquid bottles.
To help frontline NHS staff in their battle against the coronavirus presenter from the 1970s Lesley Judd will present a series of online tutorials showing staff how to make protective face masks using an empty yoghurt pot, some string and an old pair of Y-fronts.
‘In a time of national emergency we all need to do our bit’ says Judd.
‘If your recycling isn’t being collected because of the lockdown then why not put those discarded cardboard boxes and fizzy pop bottles to use and make a ventilator? You’ll also need a foot pump, the cardboard from the inside of a loo roll and some sellota..sorry, some sticky back plastic’.
Joining Judd will be ex-presenter Simon Groom who will be showing how to make a Covid-19 testing kit using some cotton buds, an eggbox and a magnifying glass from a Christmas cracker’.
‘Matt Hancock has committed to 100,000 tests by the end of April and he’s asked us to lend a hand’ says Groom. ‘I’ll also be making protective gowns for frontline NHS staff using one of your mum’s old dresses and a shower curtain’.
‘This is the time for people to come together rather than criticising the government’s approach’ says Groom. ‘I know Matt Hancock’s had his knockers but…oh sorry, apparently I’m not allowed to do those jokes any more. Bloody PC brigade’.