Last Night’s announcement – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Subject: Last Night’s announcement - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A number of Associations have contacted me following the PMs announcement of further social distancing measures being introduced to combat Coronavirus.

To clarify – Government lines to business are:

  • If it is impossible for you to work from home, you are able to go to work. For example, this will apply to those who do manual labour, such as in the construction and manufacturing industries, as well as those who provide services that cannot be done from home.
  • You are able to go to work if you absolutely have to, unless you are a vulnerable member of society, in which case we urge you to stay at home as per the guidance.

Please distribute this advice as widely as you are able. This is raised with comms teams here.

Terence Boniface
Assistant Director – Electronics and Machinery