Frontline in Focus
When the UK locked down, they stepped up.
The UK is tentatively heading out of lockdown, but here at the Black British Business Awards, we do not want to forget the frontline workers who made huge sacrifices and put their lives at risk so that we could stay safe, fed and connected. We want to make sure that the legacy of the pandemic in the UK showcases the psychological, emotional, economical and physical resilience of our community in the face of adversity, and celebrates their courage, resolve and dedication.
We believe that those who stepped up when the UK locked down are our heroes. To honour and celebrate them, we are placing a call out to our community to nominate a Black British frontline worker they know so they can be profiled on our website, social media channels and in our 2020 BBBAwards Brochure.
Who is a Frontline Worker?
The UK Government has defined 'frontline workers' as those who are critical to the Covid-19 response or delivering essential public services within the UK, such as those who are at the frontline of health and social care.
There is an official list of key workers, as published by The Department of Education, outlining the support and specialist staff who are crucial to the UK's Covid-19 response.
The list currently includes, but isn't limited to, the following critical sectors: