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Minister of State defines Key Worker Status directly to FIA

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Information Published by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) 15/04/2020

BAFE welcomes this statement from the Home Office regarding the Key Worker status for all fire industry employees providing essential services, as published by the FIA. We are grateful for their initiative to clarify this.


Information Published by the Fire Industry Association (FIA) 15/04/2020:


Minister of State defines Key Worker Status directly to FIA


The Minister for State for Security, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has written to the Chairman and CEO of the FIA detailing his support for the fire safety industry through the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic; and repeats his message that “The Government is grateful for the sector’s continuing efforts at this challenging time.”


Please read the letter below as it contains important information (and can be printed off and used as necessary) for those providing vital and essential support (products and services) to the fire and security industry and those helping to relieve pressure on the emergency services; the basis of which is to provide essential safety to people as they go about their daily lives.


Ian Moore, CEO of the FIA and Derek Gotts Chair of the FIA would like to thank our colleagues at the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the Home Office for their support in getting this important and clear message from the Minister.


The letter can be downloaded/viewed here (also available via the FIA website).


Source: https://www.fia.uk.com/news/latest-covid-update-specific-to-the-fire-industry.html

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