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Plumbing: Key Workers

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 32224, tabled on 19 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if people carrying out essential drain and plumbing work can be classed as key workers to maintain public health.

Answered on

27 March 2020

The list of key workers published on the GOV.UK website includes those providing essential roles in the water sector (including sewerage).

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

Guidance for tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance in people’s homes can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close/further-businesses-and-premises-to-close-guidance.