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A letter to those working in manufacturing

Letter from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, to those working in manufacturing.

We’re still open and following all government advice on control and care measures, including as many of our staff as possible working from home. Here’s what the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy had to say

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 combatting 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 RT HON ALOK SHARMA MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

View the full letter here