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Government grants waste sector ‘key worker’ status

Government grants waste sector ‘key worker’ status

AFTER appeals from industry bodies including ESA, the Government has granted ‘key worker’ status to the waste sector. Earlier this week, the Government announced that schools across the UK would be closed from Friday 20 March, for all children, except those of key workers and ‘vulnerable children’. The decision to class those in the waste...

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Jacqueline O'Donovan

‘Coronavirus means huge challenges ahead,’ says Jacqueline O’Donovan

JACQUELINE O’DONOVAN, managing director of family-run O’Donovan Waste Disposal, London’sleading independent waste management company, has released a statement offering advice for industry colleagues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has advised the public to follow a policy of social distancing, which has already put a strain on many businesses and forced many...

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Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 cancelled

Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 cancelled

THE latest in a string of industry shows to announce altered plans to their 2020 events is the Commercial Vehicle Show, which has been cancelled for this year. This comes as the COVID-19 pandemic puts increasing pressure on the public to follow health guidelines and avoid unnecessary contact with others as much as is practically...

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Hillhead postpones to 22–24 June 2021

Hillhead postpones to 22–24 June 2021

THE organisers of the biennial Hillhead show have decided to postpone the 2020 show by 12 months. The move was a precautionary measure amidst growing concerns over the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus in recent months which, according to World Health Orgnisation figures, has now infected more than 4,300 people across the globe. The pandemic has forced...