Boris says OK to fix home emergencies and repairs
Hope everyone is fit and well and adapting during these surreal times. We just wanted to reassure you, if something needs fixing in your home, we're OK to visit under the Government's Social Distancing Guidelines. I am fit and well and taking extra precautions to ensure everyone's safety: hand washing when entering and leaving homes and staying two metres away from any occupants, plus not shaking hands.
Government Coronavirus Guidelines issued 26th March 2020
Work carried out in people's homes
Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms. Again, it will be important to ensure that Public Health England guidelines, including maintaining a two-metre distance from any household occupants, are followed to ensure everyone’s safety. No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so. In such cases, Public Health England can provide advice to tradespeople and households. No work should be carried out by a tradesperson who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.