Covid-19: BAME Key Workers

Part of Women and Equalities – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 17th June 2020.

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Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary 11:34 am, 17th June 2020

All NHS organisations continue to make appropriate arrangements to support their ethnic minority staff, and NHS human resources directors are considering a range of mitigating actions, including redeploying staff to alternative roles, stringent testing procedures, equity of personal protective equipment provision and training, and improved occupational health support. For those in other key roles, Government have issued safer workplace guidance, which emphasises the need for employers to carry out risk assessments, to engage with their representatives and to take account of equality impacts.