October 22, 2021

First with the Alderney News

‘Essential Workers’

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The following is a list of what are considered essential workers in the current Emergency Regulations.

Private sector employers falling within the below categories should determine which roles are essential to the ability to maintain critical services. This list has been revised from the previous guidance and horticultural workers have been removed.

Workers ESSENTIAL to the functioning of any activity necessary to:

  • Ensuring the continuing supply and accessibility of food and other essential goods including
    • Supermarkets and grocery stores
    • Air and sea freight transport
    • Stevedores and other necessary port management activities
    • Freight operators
  • Ensure the continuing supply and accessibility of veterinary and animal health and husbandry services
  • Ensuring continuing health and community care services including
    • GP surgeries/medical practices/dental practices
    • Opticians/audiologists
    • Pharmacies
    • Residential and nursing homes
    • Private and third sector agencies providing care services in a home or other setting (including the care of animals)
    • Volunteers that provide services to those in need (Meals on Wheels, Samaritans,etc)
    • Those responsible for management of the deceased or services celebrating, commemorating or otherwise recognising the life and/or death of a person.
  • Those essential to the administration of justice
    • Advocates and staff
  • Those providing private school services and daytime childcare
    • Private primary and secondary schools
    • Nurseries and day-care services
  • Those maintaining critical national infrastructure (essential staff)
    • Utilities (water,electricity,gas,oil,post)
    • Telecoms providers (essential staff required to deliver mobile and fixed line telecommunication services)
  • Those maintaining public transport
    • Bus operators and school transport providers
    • Taxis
  • Public service broadcasters and other mainstream news media
  • Banking services
    • Staff that are critical to providing branch-based services to enable cash and other financial transactions
    • Staff involved in maintaining critical economic infrastructure that requires on-site systems access
  • Services that ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of working environments that can be undertaken while adhering to social distancing guidelines

Public service workers ESSENTIAL to the functioning of:

  • Courts and Judicial Services
  • Health and Social Care
  • Education
  • Emergency Services (Law Enforcement, Ambulance, Fire and Coastguard)
  • Prison
  • Law Officers
  • States Works
  • Guernsey Waste
  • Ports
  • Regulatory roles directly related to financial stability and banking supervision
  • Treasury
  • Social Security
  • Animal welfare
  • Ancillary staff from the private or public sectors who are essential to supporting the States of Guernsey’s response to COVID-19, or civil servants or office holders specified by the Policy and Finance Committee of the States of Alderney, or the Policy and Finance Committee of the Chief Pleas of Sark, as the case may be.

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