Port workers across the UK are designated as essential key workers to support the national effort to keep the supply chain moving. The UK Government published guidance on COVID-19 key workers earlier this week to ensure supermarkets and medical goods remain available. Key personnel included in the government guidance are those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods such as medicines and equipment. The UK government has been ramping up measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This included closing pubs and restaurants and encouraging social distancing. Further measures such a nationwide lock-down are rumoured to be on the table. Daily briefings on the subject are on-going.