It is because the government provided us with guidelines from a document called: ‘Working safely during the Coronavirus, Covid 19 – Other people’s homes’. This document can be found by following the link: www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes
This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to other people’s homes and states:
“We acknowledge that this is a complex environment due to the varied employment relationships, including the self-employed, employers and agencies.
In home workers – such as repair services, fitters, meter readers, plumbers, cleaners, cooks, visiting childcare providers, and surveyors (this is not an exhaustive list)
To home services – such as delivery drivers momentarily at the door. This guidance does not directly apply to live-in nannies who spend all their time with one household, or to their employers.”
Using this guidance, we agreed some really simple rules for our staff to follow in order to minimise the risk of transmission and help keep both our customers and our staff safer:
If the customer is home, agree when you arrive where you will start
Maintain a safe social distance from customers at all times
Wash your hands as frequently as possible
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that has been supplied – masks, disposable gloves, shoe covers
Use the antibacterial hand sanitiser that is supplied
Employ the Poppies 2 Step Process – clean then sanitise high contact points in the property
At Poppies we recognise that we have a duty to conduct ourselves in a professional and responsible manner. This means that we will comply with guidance provided by the government and it will continue to inform our practice.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article and please contact us if you have any further questions.
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