As we are sure many of you are aware, on Monday 4th January 2021, the UK Government announced a further National Lockdown and stated the importance of staying at home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. An exemption to the circumstances where you can travel is where you are unable to work from home and are required to attend the workplace.


Fort Vale are a manufacturing Company and a key supplier in the supply chain that ensures medical supplies, food stuffs, fuels and chemicals can continue to be manufactured and transported to various locations around the globe.


Our industry of work and the classification of our employees are defined under the government guidance published 4th January 2021 National Lockdown: Stay at Home – Gov.UK ( as:
“Where people cannot work from home – including, but not limited to, people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. This is essential to keeping the Country operating and supporting sectors and employers.”


Therefore, it is essential that our business remains operational to help with the Government’s COVID Response Strategy and as such Fort Vale remains fully operational at this time.