COVID-19: Treatment staff defined as key workers

First published: 22/05/2020 | Last updated: May 22nd, 2020

People who work in drug and alcohol treatment centres are included in the government’s definition of key workers. This means that their children are still (as of 23 March 2020) allowed to attend school if they cannot be safely looked after at home. This interpretation of the guidance has been confirmed by Public Health England (PHE).

Collective Voice have designed a template letter for services to give to staff that confirms their key working status.

Thanks to Collective Voice and DrugWise for their help in gathering and confirming this information.

 

 

 

The SSA does not endorse nor guarantee the accuracy of the information in external sources or links, and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such information

Every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of the information on the SSA website. However, things change all the time. If you discover any out-of-date links or if you know of other links that could be included, please let us know.