Coronavirus: Delivery Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th April 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) warehouse and (b) delivery staff are classified as key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 21 April 2020

The Government considers warehouse and delivery staff alongside other staff involved in the provision of key goods to be key workers during the pandemic. These workers all play a critical role in the tackling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Further guidance on key workers can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

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