Further to the Government announcement on 19th July 2021, and our bulletin on 20thJuly 2021, further guidance has now been published regarding critical workers

Please note that this guidance applies to those working in the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Civil nuclear
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Food production and supply
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Essential chemicals
  • Essential transport
  • Medicines
  • Medical devices
  • Clinical consumable supplies
  • Emergency services
  • Border control
  • Essential defence outputs
  • Local government

If you feel that you fall within one of the above industries, we would strongly advise that you read the full guidance on what to do to obtain the exemption on the following website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-workplace-guidance#guidance-for-employers

For frontline workers in health and social care, the press release regarding exemption can be found at the link below and further information obtained from Public Health England/NHS trusts/relevant social care organisations:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/frontline-health-and-care-staff-can-work-rather-than-self-isolate