On Tuesday 24th March Gerald Jones, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, wrote an urgent letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, calling for him to provide greater clarity on which types of employment are essential and non-essential, during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Although the UK Government has issued advice setting out which employment groups are classified as ‘key workers’, and are therefore required to continue travelling to work rather than staying at home, there is still significant confusion with people unsure whether their work falls under the ‘essential worker’ category or not, such as those working in factories, legal practices and construction sites, and in some instances the advice issued by the Government has not been fully implemented.

Both staff and employers have expressed concern over their safety, as well as the uncertainty around how their work is classified during the crisis, and in the letter to the Prime Minister, Gerald called for greater clarity from the UK Government on this urgently.

To read the letter sent to the Prime Minister, click here:


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