PM underscored crucial safety rules for workers who cannot stay home – at odds with images from Matalan distribution centre
At his press conference this evening, Boris Johnson again told the nation that if workers are able to stay at home,
then you overwhelmingly should stay at home
during the coronavirus crisis. Johnson went on to stress that for those for whom it is ‘absolutely necessary… to go to a place of work’, then:
then it’s vital that your employer follows the rules set out by Public Health England and ensures that you have the protections that you need – and the proper rules on social distancing do apply.
But today workers at Matalan’s Kirkby distribution centre sent images to the SKWAWKBOX of their working environment, which they say has them deeply worried:
The images raise serious concerns about the likelihood of the virus spreading if even a single worker was carrying the virus:
Matalan uses a PR company to handle all its press enquiries. The SKWAWKBOX tried several times today to obtain the company’s comment on conditions facing its workers and left messages each time, but none of the calls was returned.
Government advisers believe that the COVID-19 coronavirus could overwhelm the NHS and kill hundreds of thousands of people in the UK if its spread is not slowed or stopped.
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