November 2, 2020
Tradespeople can carry on working in customers’ homes despite the new national lockdown measures, according to the latest advice.
Guidance from the British Institute of KBB Installation (BiKBBI) says that government guidelines on working in other people’s homes remains unchanged and therefore KBB installations can carry on as long as they’re doing so within those rules.
The BiKBBI said it was seeking further clarification, as it did with the Welsh government last month. In that ‘circuit-break’ lockdown, installations were initially banned, but a sharp U-turn the following day reversed that decision.
BiKBBI chief executive Damian Walters said: “It’s clear that we need to do something as a country. We cannot allow this virus to ravage the nation and push our NHS to breaking point. However, it’s important that we balance the impact on our nation’s physicality, with its mental and economic health.
“I believe that the guidance already issued to tradespeople is sensible and therefore I see there no reason why the same principles in Wales during their fire -break restrictions, cannot be applied in England. That said, we each have a responsibility to slow this spread and as professionals we have a duty to ensure Covid-safe measures are implemented in full, as failure to do so may very well lead to a new, more restrictive tier, which we should all do our best to avoid.”
Listen to Damian Walters talk about guidelines for working in people’s homes in this episode of The kbbreview Podcast…
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