Trinity House has been closely monitoring the developments of the impact of COVID-19 and has followed the advice provided by HM Government. With regard to its function as the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar, Trinity House’s priority is to keep staff safe while delivering its statutory functions.
The three GLAs of the UK and Ireland are deemed essential services vital for the safety of marine navigation and the continuous flow of food, fuel, medical and hygiene supplies, along with the many other commodities upon which we all depend daily.
In accordance with Government advice a significant majority of Trinity House personnel are now working from home where possible, but some staff are required to attend their normal workplace because of the essential nature of their work.
We have closed our London headquarters until further notice; our depots, outstations and vessels remain functional for staff to come in where it is considered absolutely necessary, with all available precautions in place.