RMG Coronavirus Update – Further Easing of Covid-19 Restrictions in Northern Ireland:
Further to LTBs 002/22, 031/22, 033/22, 036/22 and 43/22, the Northern Ireland Government Health Minister announced yesterday the further additional easing of Covid-19 control measures and restrictions in so far as remaining Covid-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland will be lifted and an order would be made to that effect.
The remaining restrictions being removed include requirements to wear face coverings. There will no longer be a requirement to wear a face covering in any enclosed public areas, including shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs, public transport, driving instruction and close contact services etc. The N.I. Government will remove the regulations and instead move to a position of face coverings being ‘strongly recommended’ for enclosed indoor settings.
See attached message from Dr. Shaun Davis RMG Director of Safety that is being issued to all managers in Northern Ireland today.
The message confirms that the wearing of face coverings in all Royal Mail Group (Royal Mail and Parcelforce) buildings in Northern Ireland is no longer mandatory and instead, face coverings are now ‘strongly recommended’ at this time.
Royal Mail Group will continue to supply face masks to those members wishing to continue wearing them, both disposable and three ply cotton washable types.
There are no further changes at this time but further announcements are expected at the end of February from the UK Government and the devolved administrations.
Royal Mail Group in consultation with the CWU continues to monitor announcements across the UK and expect in a few weeks’ time to be able to update the workforce on the lifting of further coronavirus restrictions all together.
Note; that in the event of any unit Covid outbreaks/case clusters, Covid secure restrictions and controls may be re-introduced following the Covid Unit Risk Assessment and control process in consultation with the CWU.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer