Thank you to those who have contacted me about the definition of a "key worker" and whether estate agents fall in to this category.
It is absolutely vital that everybody practice social distancing, and I fully support the difficult decision made by the Prime Minister, following guidance from scientists, to require people to continue to work from home, where possible.
The Government has designated certain workers and sectors that are vital to the national response to COVID-19 and the EU transition response as "key workers". These include people on the health frontline, like doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and carers, whose work directly supports people who contract the virus. The categories of essential workers are as follows:
- Health and social care
- Education and childcare
- Food and other necessary goods
- Key public services
- Local and national government
- Utility workers
- Public safety and national security
If you are unsure about whether you fall under these categories, more information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintai…