Five new ministerial-led taskforces have been set up to develop plans for how and when closed sectors can reopen safely, following publication of the UK’s roadmap to rebuild Britain. Each taskforce will lead on developing new COVID-19 secure guidelines for the reopening of public places and businesses, where and when it is safe to do so. The taskforces will look at the following sectors:
- non-essential retail – announced to reopen 15 June
- pubs and restaurants
- recreation and leisure, including tourism, culture and heritage, libraries, entertainment and sport
- places of worship, including faith, community and public buildings
- international aviation, reflecting the unique challenges that sector is facing.
As part of the science-led approach, each taskforce will work across Government and engage with key stakeholders in public health, industry, trade unions and devolved administrations to:
- ensure that COVID-19 secure
guidelines are developed in line with the phased approach and public
health directions, building on the existing guidance and providing
intelligence and sector-specific expert input
- agree and ensure alignment
of all relevant sectoral guidance
- provide key sector
stakeholders direct access to Ministers to shape the guidance.
More information is available here.