Following regular questioning and pressure from the heating industry, government has confirmed that ‘workers delivering essential services in the utilities sector, which encompasses heat, are now eligible for testing’.
Stewart Clements, Director, HHIC said: “The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC, are pleased that government have recognised that the heating and plumbing industry carry out essential frontline work to maintain the supply of heating and hot water to UK homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. Its operation is essential to ensure people are kept safe in their homes and businesses.
“HHIC have an open line of communication with government, in particular the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS. The current COVID-19 crisis is an ever changing and ever moving situation which requires daily review and communication, so that we are in the best position to be able to keep our members informed.”
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