11/5/20 - “If you can’t work from home, go to your workplace”
New Government advice is clear - You can now perform any work that can’t be done at home, provided you follow social distancing procedures.
Government advice will be updated but this may help:
Working in your customer’s home
- Perform work if you are well, have no symptoms & tell customers before you arrive.
- On arrival, wash your hands with soap & water for 20 seconds then wash hands regularly, particularly after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving.
- If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitiser and have it with you at all times.
- Always keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from any occupants and ensure good ventilation where you are working, including opening windows.
- Do not work in any home self isolating or shielding individuals unless stopping a direct risk to their safety - For example, emergency plumbing, heating or electrical repair
When working in a self isolating or shielding property, take these additional steps:
- Ask householders to stay in a separate room or as far away as possible
- Ensure before you arrive someone other than the vulnerable person opens their door and avoid face to face contact with any vulnerable person during your visit
- Be VERY strict about handwashing and respiratory hygiene
- When you finish, say which surfaces and areas you’ve touched and worked in and clean them before leaving using this guidance - Read the guidance on cleaning and waste
- Do not perform ANY work if you have coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
See here for the Government’s full advice: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-distancing-in-the-workplace-during-coronavirus-covid-19-sector-guidance#working-in-peoples-homes-as-a-tradesperson-cleaner-or-nanny