Who are our critical workers?
It may sound obvious, but those whose work is considered critical to the coronavirus response are considered critical workers.
This means their roles cannot be performed from home or their line of work is not deemed essential in the country’s response efforts.
Health and social care – This includes, but is not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers
Education and child care – This includes, but is not limited to:childcare support and teaching staff, social workers
Utilities, communication and financial services – This includes, but again is not limited to:
- staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure)
- the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage)
- information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response
Read the list in full here.