Roadmap taskforces to plan how closed sectors can reopen safely

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:

• pubs and restaurants
• non-essential retail
• 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.

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