Essential Services and Key Workers
Following discussion, the Government has confirmed those involved in the production and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products are classified as key workers. It is our understanding they are avoiding precise definitions to avoid a key sector being missed.
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Manufacturers And Distributors Of Cleaning And Hygiene Products Are Essential Services And So Remain Open
Following discussion, the Government has confirmed those involved in the production and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products are classified as key workers. Our members, therefore, are classified as essential services and, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement last night, remain open.