Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Protective Clothing

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department’s staff working in 2 Marsham Street are advised to wear face coverings when (a) entering and (b) leaving the building by (i) the doors and (ii) capsules that close around an individual.

Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether an independent assessor has assessed his Department’s offices at (a) Birkenhead, (b) 2 Marsham Street, (c) Manchester, (d) Bristol, (e) Cambridge, (f) Exeter, (g) Hastings, (h) Hemel Hempstead, (i) Leeds, (j) Newcastle, (k) Nottingham, (l) Plymouth, (m) Sheffield, (n) Truro and (o) Warrington to be safe for use during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

All MHCLG offices were Covid-19 risk-assessed by independent accredited health and safety risk-assessors. The offices were assessed as safe for use during the Covid-19 outbreak subject to appropriate mitigations being put in place. The Department has put into place the mitigations. The Department keeps the assessments under review and, where necessary, updates them.

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