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Coronavirus: Delivery Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 34309, tabled on 24 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) warehouse and (b) delivery staff are classified as key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 April 2020

The Government considers warehouse and delivery staff alongside other staff involved in the provision of key goods to be key workers during the pandemic. These workers all play a critical role in the tackling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Further guidance on key workers 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

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Department of Health and Social Care
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