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Living in England but working in Scotland, what is 'essential purposes'

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rhubarbgin7 Sat 31-Oct-20 19:42:07

Just that really, DP works mon-fri in Scotland, stays in a flat there provided by work and travels home each Friday. What exactly is classed as 'essential purposes' as that's the only reason you can travel to and from. Both panicking a bit, we struggled hugely last time like many others did as he got next to nothing money wise. I do work myself and have a secure job within the nhs but my pay compared to his is minuscule and does not cover the outgoings.

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dementedpixie Sat 31-Oct-20 20:04:23

Its his job so of course its essential travel (unless he could do it from home)

rhubarbgin7 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:12:38

That's what I said to him, it's not like he's going for a day out, but there isn't any clarification on what is classed as essential. Hopefully that's right though.

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rhubarbgin7 Sat 31-Oct-20 20:13:07

Also he works within construction so definitely not able to work from home.

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S00LA Sat 31-Oct-20 20:18:17

Yes work is an essential purpose. Construction sites are open in Scotland and have to follow HPS guidelines.

dementedpixie Sat 31-Oct-20 20:18:36

Johnson outlines the measures that he says will last until the start of December.

And he lists some of the exceptions for which people can leave their homes, including:

- for education
- for work, if you cannot work from home
- for exercise and recreation outdoors
- for medical reasons
- to shop for food and essentials
- to care for others

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