Andy McDonald – 2021 Comments on Meter Readings

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights Secretary, on 5 March 2021.

It is shocking that the Government has encouraged Meter Reading to continue through this lockdown, allowing workers to be sent to and from areas testing for new variants and between Tiers while visiting up to 200 homes a day.

This irresponsible practice of risking the health and lives of Meter Readers and the wider public is completely at odds with public health objectives. The Government must urgently remove Meter Reading from the guidance on work that can continue in homes during lockdown, instructing this activity to stop.