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Friday, 15 September, 2000, 01:31 GMT 02:31 UK
Britain's essential services
The government has ordered that workers from the following industries and services are eligible for priority access to fuel which tankers have been delivering to 298 petrol stations across the country.

  • Emergency services
  • Armed forces
  • Health and social workers
  • Food industry
  • Agriculture, veterinary and animal welfare

  • Essential workers at nuclear sites
  • Water, sewerage and drainage
  • Fuel and energy suppliers
  • Public transport
  • Licensed taxis
  • Coastguards and lifeboat crews

  • Airport and airline workers
  • Postal, media, telecommunications
  • Central and local government workers
  • Essential financial services staff including those involved in the delivery of cash and cheques

  • Prison staff
  • Refuse collection and industrial waste
  • Funeral services
  • Special schools and colleges for the disabled
  • Essential foreign diplomatic workers

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