[UK] New Covid Test and Trace Guidance Leaves Migrant Key Workers In A "Difficult Position", Labour Say
A gap in government guidance means that thousands of legal migrant key workers could be forced to choose between following new public health laws and destitution, according to Labour MPs and charities.
They are warning that no recourse to public funds (NRPF) conditions, which apply to roughly 1.4 million legal non-EEA migrants in the UK, could exclude thousands from the government’s new Test and Trace support programme, including many key workers.
They say the rules call into question the Boris Johnson's commitment to “put arms around every worker”, and prioritise public health in the pandemic.
Writer: Georgina Bailey
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