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As part of the COVID-19 lockdown of our ‘normal’ lives, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that schools would close, except for the children of “key workers”. He also stated that “people should only leave their homes to go to work where it is absolutely necessary.” So, who is classed as a “key worker” and who decides whether your job is necessary or not?
Well in order to clear up the confusion, the Department of Education decided to release a full list of key worker roles:
Who is classed as a key worker?
Key workers are people who work in jobs that the Government believe are vital to public health and safety during the coronavirus lockdown. The list includes:
So, what is the point of this post?
Well, the whole team at Strip Curtains Direct just wanted to say a great big thank you to all of the people listed above. You are all doing an amazing job at keeping the country stocked up with essential supplies during this unprecedented crisis, keeping us safe, and making us all well again.
Every single person in the UK owes you all a big thank you for everything you are doing throughout this time - so we wanted to say if for them. We have all been taking part in the ‘Clap for our Carers’ as a celebration of the hard work done by the NHS, every Thursday night at 8pm – but this has now stopped as lockdown is starting to ease. We will still be cheering the NHS workers and other key workers on throughout the rest of the year though.
Thank you. From the bottom of our hearts.