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COVID-19 Sellafield Ltd supply chain employee update (24 March 2020)

BECBC has an open line of communication to our colleagues at Sellafield Ltd. We will publish any updated information 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 another communication, which was emailed out to the supply chain earlier today.

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The following guidance has been issued by the Sellafield Ltd supply chain partners to their employees.

This update applies to all supply chain employees working under the NAECI and CIJC agreements, except those who are required to attend work to support nuclear safety and security as identified by Sellafield Ltd.

On Monday (23 March), we communicated that project work on the Sellafield site would be paused for 48 hours.

This was to plan changes to work patterns and welfare provisions.

To allow for deeper planning, and taking into account government guidance, this pause has been extended until the end of this week.

Supply chain employees will continue be paid in line with guarantee provisions in existing agreements. This includes the requirement to remain available to work. This situation could change and you may be called into work during this period.

Any travelling workers who are currently in accommodation will be paid accommodation allowance for this week. People who wish to return home may do so, but they may need to provide a receipt so their employer can pay them under the HMRC concession.

If a travelling worker is required to return to work, they will be notified at least 17 hours before they are needed. For example, they would be contacted at 2:00 pm for a 7:00am start the next day. Your employer will contact you if you are needed for this work.

Employees of Mite Civilian Guard Force, One FM Soft Services, and Cavendish Radiometrics should continue to work, as advised on Monday (23 March).

Sellafield Ltd employees who have been working on site this week should continue to do so.