Please find details of the key worker groups below. Please be aware that schools are closing for social distancing purposes and that child care should only be used if there is absolutely no alternative.
Health and Social Care
This includes doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers and care workers.
It also means other frontline staff such as support staff, producers and distributers of medicines and medical equipment.
Education and Childcare
Includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and special education professionals.
Key Public Services
Includes courts staff, religious staff, undertakers and people in charities delivering key frontline services.
Journalists and broadcasters providing public service reporting.
Local and National Government
Government staff who are essential to the response to COVID-19 or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits.
Food and Other Goods
Those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (such as hygiene and veterinary medicines)
Public Safety and National Security
Includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence staff and the armed forces.
Firefighters, National Crime Agency staff and border security, prison and probation workers are also included
Those who keep air, water, road and rail services operating.
Utilities, Communication and Financial Services
Staff needed for essential financial services, IT and data which are needed to continue during the coronavirus response.
Infrastructure workers who maintain oil, gas, electricity and water supplies are also included.
This also features key staff in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications, postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
Workers are advised to check with their employer if they are included.