20 March 2020
Last updated: 24 April 2020
On 19 March, the government released the list of roles that qualify as key workers for the purposes of children attending schools or nursery.
Working with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), we sought urgent clarification from the government on how the guidance should apply to housing association staff.
You can read our proposed guidance, outlining our interpretation of the key worker criteria.
Please note this is not official guidance.
The government has published revised guidance on businesses concerning essential work. The guidance:
You can download this guidance from the government's website.
We welcome this clarity that repairs can be carried out in people’s homes where essential and in accordance with public health guidelines. We are continuing to work with the government and partners to ensure they’re aware of the barriers housing associations are experiencing to carrying out work, given the difficulties accessing people’s homes and reduced staffing levels.