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Delivery drivers recognised as key workers

19 March 2020

ParcelHero has welcomed the Government’s decision to ensure school provision for the children of delivery drivers.

The international courier expert ParcelHero says it is pleased that the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has recognised the vital role delivery drivers are playing in keeping the nation fed and provisioned. 

It says it was essential delivery drivers were included in the list of key workers whose children will continue to be looked after by schools, because their parents need to be able to go to work.

ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, says: “The coronavirus outbreak has created a massive growth in home deliveries which has resulted in some home delivery services being stretched to near breaking point and the complete suspension of Ocado new orders until Saturday; and it was essential to avoid more delivery drivers missing work, because they had to look after young children.

“This decision will help keep home deliveries on the road, and give a platform for retailers and their courier partners, to build up their delivery capabilities further in the days ahead.”