Coronavirus: Key Workers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th April 2021.

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Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what protections his Department has put in place for key workers that travel to work and live with vulnerable people during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Sam Tarry Sam Tarry Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what covid-19 workplace protections have been put in place for keyworkers who are travelling to and from work and are living with vulnerable people.

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

The Government has not put in place specific protections for key workers travelling to work. However, safer travel guidance for all passengers is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

Guidance for working safely during COVID-19 is available at the following link:

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

Although shielding is not currently in place, clinically extremely vulnerable people who are at higher risk of serious illness if they contract COVID-19 are advised to take extra precautions to reduce their risk of infection. Updated guidance, including advice to maintain social distancing when meeting with people from outside their household, is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

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