The British Compressed Gases Association has issued guidance to its members on the government’s self-isolation exemption application process.

The trade body has pulled together the key points for its members, to help support their applications.

“In the first lockdown, BCGA members were confirmed as being involved in critical industries and key workers.

The UK Government has now published the process to apply for an exemption from self-isolation, where self-isolation of certain employees would result in disruption to critical services.

The exemption is not automatic, and we have pulled together the information and distributed it to members to help them make the necessary applications where relevant.”

Ellen Daniels – CEO, BCGA

About BCGA

The ‘invisible industry’ underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation – industrial medical and food gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.

Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable – while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anesthesia.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry. With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.

Members of BCGA operate in a highly regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers’ working environments.

BCGA promotes safety practice through its publications and also participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

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