Working Safely during COVID-19 in other People’s Homes

Following the latest government briefings, guidance has been produced to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes:

  • Making sure that risk assessments for your business addresses the risks of COVID-19
  • Managing and mitigating risk
  • Maintaining social distancing wherever possible
  • Cleaning the work area

View the latest guidance document here

Please note:

  1. No work should be carried out by a tradesperson who has Coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  2. No work should be carried out in a household which is isolating because one or more family members has symptoms or where an individual has been advised to shield (unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household.)
  3. When working in a household where somebody is clinically vulnerable, but has not been asked to shield, for example, the home of someone over 70, prior arrangements should be made with vulnerable people to avoid any face-to-face contact, for example, when answering the door. You should be particularly strict about handwashing, coughing and sneezing hygiene, such as covering your nose and mouth and disposing of single-use tissues.