Dear Prime Minister's Office,
Why is playing elite sports considered essential work?
Why is making new TV shows considered essential work?
The celebrities obviously have had make-up and their hair cut/done for the TV shows. So why are these make-up artists and hairdressers considered essential workers?
Going by the Secretary of State an essential worker is “vital in the effort to tackle coronavirus”.
How does playing football/sports or making new TV shows have any impact on the coronavirus?
Dear Adrian McErlean,
Many thanks for your email of 22 February regarding essential work.
Elite athletes can continue to compete as it is not possible for them to
work from home and there are rigorous protocols that have been put in
place by sport governing bodies in controlled training environments and
You can find further information here:
Secondly, some TV is considered essential. For example, news outlets are
able to disseminate Coronavirus guidance and broadcast press conferences.
However, as the Home Secretary has made clear: “we see plenty of
influencers on social media showing off where they are in the world -
mainly sunny places. Going on holiday is not an exemption, and it is
important that people stay at home.”
I hope this answers your question.
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