Thursday, 19 March 2020

Essential Workers and Covid-19

Now it's not a popularity contest, but it's worth pointing out that the recognised list of 'essential workers' has grown arms and legs as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. 

Doctors, nurses and healthcare staff have always been in the front line during a public health emergency although you can now add many others working in:
  • food, retail and transport
  • childcare - both pre-school and school-based 
  • home care and residential care
  • firefighters and police
  • support workers in the community
  • water, gas, electricity and other utilities
  • refuse and street cleaning 
With thanks to my good friend John who gave a 'shout out' to Grocery Store Employees and Truck Drivers all the way from the sunshine state of California.