Local handyperson and multi-skilled operative teams are continuing to deliver critical prevention, urgent and/or emergency and hospital discharge works in older people's homes.
Risk assessment procedures have been adjusted to include the specific threat posed by Covid-19. They are tailored to the particular vulnerability of our clients and mean that we are able to continue delivering our services even to those older people who are 'shielding' (at highest risk from the virus) and those showing symptoms.
Handypersons/operatives will carry Compliance Statements confirming the nature of their business and its exemption from the Government's 'stay at home' rules. They will be following Government guidelines on correct hygiene (in relation to themselves, their tools and equipment) and will wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including and not limited to:
protective (washable/disposable) clothing, masks, gloves, sanitising gel/wipes for hands and tools). They will maintain strict social distancing. Clients will be asked to remain in another room whilst works are being completed in their home.
External work carries a lower risk of virus transmission, however handypersons/ operatives will still wear appropriate PPE, exercise correct hygiene and social distancing in line with government guidelines.