Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay at home guidance

Guidance on new stay at home regulations coming into effect on 5 January 2021.

Today we have seen a significant change to the guidance in place in Scotland to implement urgent action to bring the virus under control.

Responding to this we have kept our subscribers to our health and safety system updated as the First Minister made her statement to Parliament and then when the advice that affects those working in construction activities was published later on today. Ill summarise the relevant advice here if its helpful to anyone:

As regards construction the published guidance states:

Outdoor workplaces, construction, manufacturing, veterinary services and film and TV production can also remain open. They should plan for the minimum number of people needed on site to operate safely and effectively.

And for our subscribers that go into peoples houses to work:

Tradespeople, home repairs, and working in someone else’s home Tradespeople should only go into a house to carry out or deliver essential work or services, for example:

  • to carry out utility (electricity, gas, water, telephone, broadband) safety checks, repairs, maintenance and installations
  • to carry out repairs and maintenance that would otherwise threaten the household’s health and safety
  • to deliver goods or shopping, where essential
  • to deliver, install or repair key household furniture and appliances such as washing machines, fridges and cookers
  • to support a home move, for example furniture removal

Safety when working in someone else’s home When carrying out essential work in someone’s house, tradespeople should stay 2 metres apart from the people who live there, wear a face covering and follow good hand and respiratory hygiene.

If we can help you understand this better, don’t hesitate to get in touch on info@cdmm.co.uk