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NHS: Contracts

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33593, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people working in (a) warehouse, (b) packing and (c) delivery services of manufacturers of medical devices supplied to the NHS are classified as key workers.

Answered on

24 April 2020

The Government has published guidance for key workers, specifically relating to schools, which can be found at the following link:

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

The guidance states that ‘those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medial and personal and protective equipment’ are classified as key workers.

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Department of Health and Social Care