Coronavirus - Covid19 - Changes to operating Procedure
Coronavirus – Contractors and Caretakers
The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all walks of life and has presented new challenges to working and communicating with clients.
The government has issued guidance for all businesses and individuals to stay at home wherever possible. In order to facilitate this we have put measures in place to allow all our office staff to work from home.
Our caretakers and contractors, however, still provide a vital service maintaining, reporting, repairing and conducting safety checks of property. This has been confirmed in the source below:
“Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ((MHCLG) confirmed on BBC Radio 4 today that contractors should continue to work on site to ensure the maintenance of buildings for fire safety and sanitation reasons and for cladding remediation works to continue, provided the work is done in accordance with Public Health England guidance, i.e. 2 metre distancing, etc.”
The interview can be heard here on BBC Sounds – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000gmfc – at 0810 (2hrs 10 minutes into the programme) on 25 March 2020.
We are enforcing strict distancing rules for all workers and ask anyone who sees our contractors to avoid contact. We will also be operating on the assumption that everyone is in self-isolation.
We are, of course, aiming to maintain normal service levels and to protect lives of residents and workers.
If you see a contractor on your site they will be following social distancing to carry out the repairs and maintenance required. Please do not approach them.
While we understand the climate of fear around the pandemic we are taking all steps necessary and following all guidance to minimise contact and maintain property.
As further information is available we will be updating this website and contacting all clients directly.
We wish you all the best in the mean time.