Staff at Colchester Hospital were in shock yesterday as anti-vax protestors stormed the premises to serve staff with bogus legal notices, claiming that the Covid-19 pandemic was a hoax.

In a video posted on Twitter, one man, believed to be Michael Chaves – an anti-vax campaigner – hands over numerous envelopes to a member of NHS staff.

As he did so, he said: “I don’t need to give you my name, however we have liability and witness evidence to serve to Nick Hulme, your chief executive, as well as all the other chief executive officers of Colchester Hospital.

He continued: “I will be serving you today the Nuremberg Code […] the UK Medical Alliance, PANDA declaration for the protection of children, Motu proprio – you’ve probably not heard of this one, but you guys all have liability, you believe you can hide behind the NHS so you can’t be held in your personal capacity.”

He then went on to claim that the Pope was head of businesses around the world, and stripped the NHS of its liability in 2013.

He finally handed over an envelope, whilst saying: “And, the most important [document], which is all of the evidence to prove that coronavirus is an absolute “plandemic,” a hoax, that you are operating illegally, and are committing crimes against humanity, and by continuing to enforce and continuing to propagate this lie you are essentially a part of that.”

It comes as Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned that further Covid restrictions may be implemented as daily cases approached 50,000, and daily deaths rose to 179.

When contacted by the Gazette for comment, East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) declined to comment on the incident.