Covid-19 Business Secretary thanks the manufacturing sector

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has written open letter thanking all those who are working in manufacturing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The letter which was published on the Government’s website and can be accessed using the link below, pays tribute to those working in the sector “to keep the UK economy going”.

Mr Sharma said: “Manufacturing is a critical part of our economy and I would like to be clear that there

is no restriction on manufacturing continuing under the current rules.

“Guidelines from Public Health England provide best practice advice on how this can be done safely.

“Many across aerospace, chemical, automotive, steel, aluminium, pharmaceutical, packaging and other sectors, including those providing essential services and materials, have answered the call to action and are playing a direct role in combating COVID-19 by producing the material we need to fight the spread of the virus.

“It is vital that we ensure that servicing, parts and raw materials are available to keep vehicles and services on the road and operating. I would like to give you all my personal thanks for everything you are doing.”

The Business Secretary went on to acknowledge the challenges many within the manufacturing sector are facing during the pandemic and reiterated the importance of employees following the social distancing guidelines from Public Health England.

Read the full letter below.


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