1 April 2020
Councillor Matthew Brown, Leader of Preston City Council, said,
"We are in unchartered territory, facing a situation that is unknown and difficult for us all. Now, more than ever, it is essential that employers take responsible measures to protect their employees from unnecessary risks and exposure to the coronavirus which would be passed on to others including vulnerable individuals.
Unfortunately, we are continuing to receive complaints and queries from concerned residents and trade union representatives who say people are still required to go into work and do not feel safe doing so.
I urge all employers to make the right decision and put your employee's health and well-being as a priority. Find ways to enable them to work from home, or from the workplace with reasonable measures in place that meet the national guidelines for social distancing. Make the difficult decisions and be part of the solution to ending this difficult time."