Advice for traders working in people's homes.
In July 2021, all legal COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. However case numbers are currently high and even though many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19.
We are urging our Trading Standards Checked members to continue to act responsibly to protect themselves and their customers when working in people’s homes. You should continue to do a risk assessment prior to working in someone’s home and consider the following;
Let your customers know what precautions you take before you meet them in their home, this will give them confidence to employ you. If you cannot work safely then you will need to decide if you, or your staff, are happy to carry out the work.
We also urge you to wear a face covering when inside people’s homes as well as continuing to promote good hand hygiene throughout the visit. Your customers will appreciate this. Where possible, talk to your customer outside or in a well-ventilated area.
Social Enterprise Kent is offering free COVID-19 safe training to sole traders and small businesses.
The 3-hour course is available to sole traders, small and micro businesses and covers infection risk and transmission as well as risk assessments.