LGA: Councils urge people to consider needs of essential workers during fuel situation

"Councils want to make sure that everybody who needs fuel can access it safely and swiftly. We encourage people to be considerate of our essential workers such as health and care staff, so they can get the fuel they need to do their vital daily roles caring for our older and most vulnerable members of our communities."


man's hands on petrol nozzle putting petrol into a car

Commenting on the ongoing fuel situation, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Councils want to make sure that everybody who needs fuel can access it safely and swiftly.

“We encourage people to be considerate of our essential workers such as health and care staff, so they can get the fuel they need to do their vital daily roles caring for our older and most vulnerable members of our communities.

“Local Resilience Forums in each region, consisting of local councils, emergency services and other agencies, will be reviewing what they can do to help essential workers get the fuel they need. Councils will also have their own business continuity plans in place.

“We continue to urge people to only refuel when they need to and to consider the needs of our essential workers during this short disruptive period, until supplies return to normal.”