Coronavirus: Remote Working

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of working from home in limiting the spread of the covid-19 virus.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has advised that now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel; or people to start working from home where they possibly can and to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues; to avoid all unnecessary social contact (this is particularly important for people over 70, for pregnant women and for those with some health conditions); and to use the National Health Service only when necessary, preferably online rather than ringing NHS 111.

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