Countrywide issues ‘key worker’ letter to help gain place for branch manager’s child

first_imgCountrywide’s head office HR function has issued a letter ‘to whom it may concern’ confirming that a branch manager is a ‘key worker’, a letter that was intended to secure a place for the employee’s child at a school during the Covid lockdown.The letter was sent this week and confirms the branch manager’s dates of employment, going on to say that “according to the Government published Coronavirus key workers [sic] list we can conform this role has been identified and that this individual is essential in the running of branches and providing essential customer services”.It then invites the intended recipient of the letter to contact Countrywide’s head office (pictured) via email if they had any further queries, signing off as ‘HR Department, Countrywide PLC’.The Negotiator has been shown the letter, which is printed on the company’s headed paper and, we have been assured, is genuine.Not key workersIn April housing minister Christopher Pincher confirmed in Parliament that estate agents were not to be considered key workers.But despite this the letter appears to getting around the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January that only children of critical workers and vulnerable children and young people should attend school or college, and that all other pupils and students ‘will receive remote education’.Our source says the letter is a ‘clear abuse of the critical keyworker list’ and that if agents can claim to be keyworkers, any industry’s employees could claim the status.A company spokesperson says: “Countrywide can confirm the issuance of an open letter written to support all colleagues working and travelling through lockdown. This is to be presented to the authorities should they be stopped and questioned.  This confirms the purpose of their journey and that the housing market remains open. We will be investigating the use of a second letter as a matter of urgency and will respond in due course.”are estate agents key workers key workers list christopher pincher Countrywide January 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » Countrywide issues ‘key worker’ letter to help gain place for branch manager’s child previous nextCOVID-19 newsCountrywide issues ‘key worker’ letter to help gain place for branch manager’s childLetter from agency claims inaccurately that employee’s role has been confirmed to be on Government’s ‘key workers list’.Nigel Lewis8th January 202103,644 Viewslast_img read more

Football Sectionals Taking Place Football Friday Night October 25th

first_imgThe 2019 IHSAA Football Sectional Pairings have been released. The 47th Annual IHSAA Football State Tournament presented by the Indianapolis Colts is set to begin Oct. 25 with first-round games in all classes except 6A which has the week off. Sectional semifinal games will be played on Nov. 1, sectional championship games on Nov. 8, regionals on Nov. 15, semi-states on Nov. 22 and the state championship games on Nov. 29-30.The 12 teams earning a berth in the state finals will play on Thanksgiving Weekend in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, the state tournament’s presenting sponsor since 2009. The state championship games alternate each year as the Class 1A, 3A and 5A games will be played on Friday, Nov. 29 while the 2A, 4A and 6A contests are set for Saturday, Nov. 30.Area Sectional Games.Class 1A-Sectional 47 First RoundG1: Milan at Knightstown.G2: Oldenburg Academy at Hagerstown.G3: South Decatur at Tri.G4: Cambridge City Lincoln at North Decatur.SemifinalsGame 5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.Game 6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.ChampionshipGame 7: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.Class 2A-Sectional 39 First RoundG1: Providence at Clarksville.G2: Eastern (Pekin) at Union County.G3: Paoli at Switzerland County.G4: Mitchell at Triton Central.SemifinalsGame 5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.Game 6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.ChampionshipGame 7: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.Class 3A-Sectional 31First RoundG1: Brownstown Central at Charlestown.G2: Scottsburg at Lawrenceburg.G3: Batesville at Rushville.G4: Franklin County at Greensburg.SemifinalsGame 5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.Game 6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.ChampionshipGame 7: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.Class 4A-Sectional 23 First RoundG1: Greenwood Community at Madison Consolidated.G2: Silver Creek at East Central.G3: Jennings County at Martinsville.G4: Mooresville at South Dearborn.SemifinalsGame 5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.Game 6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.ChampionshipGame 7: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.101319.FootballPairingslast_img read more