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Closure of call centre sites during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 324: tabled on 25 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes concerns expressed by call centre staff who are being asked to physically attend work despite the Government's covid-19 advice to stay at home; believes that such demands are in breach of the national covid-19 guidance as much of that work is not essential and all that work can be carried out remotely; asserts that the continuation of physical call centre operations where staff sit less than half a metre apart poses a serious risk to public health during this ongoing health crisis; calls on the Government to issue clear guidance on who does and does not qualify as a key worker, how social distancing should be enforced between key workers and to advise that all call centre operations should be carried out remotely; and further calls on the Government to ask call centre industry leaders why they have not addressed those issues.