COVID-19 Updates

With all the news articles and information all over the internet with different bits of advice it can get confusing. That’s why we thought we would pull together a list of the most useful information as and when we receive it.

The following articles are all relevant to the plumbing and heating industry and we will make sure it’s kept up to date with new information each week:

Safe Working:

Lakes Showering Spaces – A newly launched guide from Lakes on working safely in customers homes. Available to download now: https://lakesshoweringspaces.com/brochure-request/#.Xz6lQRpKiUk

APHC – Ways to ensure you are working safely:
https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/

Gas Safe Register – Advice and guidance on working in customers properties and what work should be being carried out:
https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/

CIPHE – How your business may be impacted including guidance on social distancing, insurance and legal standing: https://www.ciphe.org.uk/contentassets/6968c18e5b944064b7c2305fc8444654/ciphe—coronavirus-and-the-plumbing-and-heating-industry.pdf

Gov.UK – How to carry out work on someone’s property safely:
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

WorkSafe SafeWork – the government and industry have written new guidelines for tradespeople that promote safe working in and around people’s homes: https://www.worksafesafework.info/

Your Health:

HHIC – Heating engineers are eligible for Covid-19 testing:
https://www.hhic.org.uk/news/hhic-confirm-heating-engineers-are-eligible-for-covid-19-testing?fbclid=IwAR1lGzYe4u-_o_fZGjsUciqF-fBpFN3nV-rnItqF5FmX4W0YKwSUE-bCjME

Financial Help:

Gov.UK – If you are self-employed and getting less or no work find out what financial help is available:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-what-to-do-if-youre-self-employed-and-getting-less-work-or-no-work

Gov.UK – the online service is available from today to be able to make a claim for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) which is a grant some of you may be eligible to claim: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#history