Coun Kay Cutts, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said:“We pay tribute to our NHS colleagues who are on the front line delivering essential lifesaving work to treat those who need care at the most critical points in their lives.
“Of course, you don't need to be wearing a uniform to be contributing to the national effort. We also ask the public for kindness and not judgement of all of our valued key workers for their efforts to care for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
“Our IT technicians make it possible for the social care workers to access the right systems to make sure they can care for those who need help the most and to share vital information with colleagues.
“We pay tribute to our drivers who deliver the essential supplies, to our cleaners for their vital role in fighting the spread of infection.
“We thank our catering colleagues for their efforts to feed the children of all the key workers at school.
“We thank our County Enterprise Foods colleagues for creating and delivering life-saving food supplies to those who receive our meals on wheels service.
"We ask people not to judge those queuing in the supermarkets during the key worker hour or for dropping their children at the school gates. They may not be wearing a uniform, but they too are delivering essential services and they deserve our thanks."
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