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20 March 2020

List of ‘Key Workers’ Defined by Government

With schools and nurseries now closing across the country in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the government has asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.

Schools are being asked to remain open to provide care for a limited number of children, including those whose parents’ work is critical to the country’s coronavirus response.

This list of ‘key workers’ has now been confirmed to include those required to keep transport, infrastructure and utility networks operational.

If workers fall within this category, they should confirm with their employer that their specific role is necessary for the continuation of this essential public service.