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NAPIT issue advice for members working during the COVID 19 crisis

The Government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 where Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated "people should only leave their homes to go to work where it is absolutely necessary" has since developed and we would like to provide clarity to our members on the recent government updates since this as detailed below. 

NAPIT are closely following the government guidelines and will be providing you with regular updates on how COVID-19 will affect you and your business. Please be aware of the advice shared on other platforms, particularly social media at this time and be rest assured that we will be keeping you up to date with the most current government information available to us at this time.

The current guidance as of today does appear to be to go out and work if you can’t work from home, and if that work is in a customer’s property take great care over social distancing. 

The government has released information on "work carried out in people homes", see below:

Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms.

Again, it will be important to ensure that Public Health England guidelines, including maintaining a 2 metre distance from any household occupants, are followed to ensure everyone’s safety. See guidance on social distancing here

No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so. In such cases, Public Health England can provide advice to tradespeople and households.

No work should be carried out by a tradesperson who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.

Visit the government website here for details 

3-month extension for businesses to file accounts

Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House from today (25 March 2020) to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.

See full article here

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Article Published: 02 February 2020

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