Frontline health and social care staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. In addition it includes those working in supply chains including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment.
Nursery, teaching staff and social workers.
Those required to run the justice system, religious staff, as well as those responsible for managing the deceased, and journalists providing public service broadcasting.
Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services, including payment of benefits.
Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food.
Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed forces personnel, fire and rescue staff, and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation.
Those who will keep air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the Covid-19 response.
Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors. Those in postal services and those working to provide essential financial services.
Although most Courts are dealing with “urgent hearings” they do seem to be willing to entertain such applications for Key workers and are treating them as emergency/priority hearings.
A formal written application must be made to the court that imposed the original ban for early removal of your disqualification. The application cannot be made before the criteria that is outlined in Section 42 RTOA 1988. At court, the bench or District Judge will consider the following criteria:
If your application is refused, you can not have your application considered again for another three months. Therefore, for your best chance of success, we strongly recommend that legal representation is obtained.
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