25 Mar Key worker status for Royal Mail employees
Royal Mail is aware that some members of staff have been asked for proof that they are a key worker when travelling to and from work, or when out delivering and collecting the post.
As a result, Royal Mail has given all staff members a copy of a letter that provides confirmation that they are a key worker. All staff members have been advised to carry this letter, and a copy of their ID, when they are travelling for work.
Part of the key worker status is defined as below:
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, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to) network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
SMP members are advised that all key workers should have the same to ensure the supply chain functions as much as possible in this extremely difficult time.