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Essential workers are those providing the services below. Physical attendance at workplaces is only permitted where such services can only be provided in person and cannot be delivered remotely. Essential workers do not include administrative and other support for such businesses and services unless specified in section 13 and the physical presence of a worker is required.
The following services relating to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, animal welfare and related services:
The following services relating to manufacturing:
The following services relating to the supply, repair and installation of machinery and equipment:
The following services relating to electricity, gas, water, sewage and waste management:
The following services relating to construction and development:
The following services relating to wholesale and retail trade:
The following services relating to transport, storage and communications:
The following services relating to accommodation and food services provision:
The following services relating to information and communications:
The following services relating to financial and legal activities:
The following services relating to professional, scientific and technical activities:
The following services relating to rental and leasing activities:
The following services relating to administrative and support activities:
(i) the delivery of essential services
(ii) the securing of premises closed to the public
(i) any other essential service
(ii) a person working from their place of residence where the business concerned is being operated from a place of residence
(iii) a business that is not an essential service, to the extent required to maintain that business in operation or to minimise any delay in the business resuming operation after these Regulations have ceased to be in operation
(i) the cleaning of buildings
(ii) industrial cleaning activities
(iii) the provision of key third party supports other than those referred to in paragraph (f) provided under contract to a person providing an essential service
The following services relating to public administration, emergency services and defence:
(i) other essential services
(ii) the response of the State to the spread of COVID-19
The following services relating to human health and social work activities:
(i) the identification, tracing and contacting of persons who have been in contact with persons who have been diagnosed, or are suspected of having been infected, with COVID-19
(ii) the testing of persons for COVID-19
Certain education provision such as teaching, SNA support and other services required to support the delivery of the education related services being provided under Level 5. See more here.
Higher and adult education
Higher, further and adult education should remain primarily online.
The following services relating to community and voluntary services:
The provision of services essential to the functioning of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the State.
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