BECBC has an open line of communication to our colleagues at Sellafield Ltd. We will publish any updated information from this Department as soon as possible so that members are kept appraised of this ever changing situation. We are really appreciative of all the efforts that Sellafield Ltd are making on behalf of those members operating in the Supply Chain.
Below is a communication from Alan Hartley (Interim Supply Chain Director), which was emailed out to the supply chain earlier today.
It has been confirmed by Government that workers in the nuclear industry are “key workers” and that includes some of you in our Supply Chain. If you are directly or indirectly involved with our high hazard and retrievals work, you may fall into this category. This includes maintaining safety on our site. This also includes essential site services such as security, catering, laundry etc.
For those people in roles that are included in the classification, they will have the provision to send their children to school if that is appropriate and subject to Local Authority availability. Please remember that schools that re-open will do so with a skeleton staff in order to support key workers which we know includes nurses, doctors and others who are key to our national response to Covid-19. We should only use this if absolutely necessary.
Thank you and your subcontractors for your continued support and commitment to delivering our mission.
Interim Supply Chain Director