key workers covid-19
Pest management has been confirmed as an essential sector during the Covid-19 pandemic by George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
According to Defra, pest management is covered in the key worker list under the "food and necessary goods" section, specifically concerning hygiene.
This confirmation means that pest management professionals in England can continue to send their children to school during the pandemic. The Northern Ireland government has already confirmed pest management is an essential service.