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

  1. Perform work if you are well, have no symptoms & tell customers before you arrive.
  2. 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.
  3. If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitiser and have it with you at all times.
  4. Always keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from any occupants and ensure good ventilation where you are working, including opening windows.
  5. 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
  1. 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