Coronavirus: Employment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure employers do not use the Government's shielding list for covid-19 to decide who can and cannot travel to work.

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

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

Guidance for adults who are clinically vulnerable remains that they should follow stringent social distancing measures. We continue to advise those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to shield at home until at least the end of June.

The shielded patient list should not be used to determine who is or is not able to travel to work. Guidance for employers can be found at the following link:

www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

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