Confor lobbied ministers in England, Scotland and Wales on this issue and Defra has confirmed in England: "Those involved in the supply chain of wood for key goods (including, but not limited to pallets, heating, packaging, tissue paper, timber harvesting, sawmills) should be considered key workers". Confor continues to work with the other administrations on this matter.
Navigating out of lock-down and looking forward to recovery
As we transition to a new phase in the battle against Covid-19, this Hub has been adapted to help you understand changes in guidance and where you can find the information you need.
- Government guidance on working outside the home, including safe working (including latest Scottish guidance, May 21) - click here
- Advice and guidance from public forestry bodies across the UK (scroll down this page)
- Webinars: Read about our parliamentary webinar here - and reports on earlier webinars on supporting contractors here and the industry response to Covid-19 here - with links to watch in all three cases.
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