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Department for Work and Pensions: Interserve

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th May 2020.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether cleaners employed by Interserve working in her Department’s premises (a) have access to personal protective equipment, (b) are classed as key workers, and (c) are eligible for covid-19 testing.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Holding answer received on 18 May 2020

All Interserve cleaners have been provided and continue to be re-supplied with the appropriate PPE to carry out the cleaning tasks in accordance with our Company COVID-19 PPE risk assessment and specific DWP Task Risk Assessments which both comply with all published Government guidelines and advice. Appropriate PPE in the form of protective gloves is being provided to all cleaning staff.

The cleaners are classed as Key Workers and each have been provided with written correspondence to confirm this status.

The cleaners and their household members are eligible for COVID-19 testing subject to showing symptoms in accordance with our Company testing programme, or they may apply through the Government route themselves.

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