An essential employee, an individual who works in the private or public sector in a profession that is considered to be essential to society.

  1. Health and social care workers.
  2. Education and childcare workers.
  3. Key public service workers.
  4. Local and national government workers.
  5. Food and other necessary goods workers.
  6. Public safety and national security workers.
  7. Transport workers.
  8. Utilities, communication, and financial service workers.