Updated Definition of Key Worker 20.03.2020

21-March-20

The list is not prescriptive.However, to give some guidance the following outlines the broad categories of what would be defined as a key worker:

Health and Social Care. This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, home carers and staff required to maintain our health and social care sector;

Education and childcare. This includes pre-school and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who will remain active during the Covid-19 response;

Public safety and national security. This includes civilians and officers in the police (including key contractors), Fire and Rescue Service, prison service and other national security roles;

Transport. This will include those keeping air, water, road and rail transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response;

Utilities and Communication. This includes staff needed for oil, gas, electricity and water (including sewage) and primary industry supplies, to continue during the Covid-19 response, as well as key staff in telecommunications, post and delivery, services and waste disposal;

Food and other necessary goods. This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution and sale, as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (e.g hygiene, medical etc);

Other workers essential to delivering key public services;

Key national and local government including those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response.

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