Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19, and although employers will be taking precautions to protect their staff and fitters will have revised the safety regulations before entering your home, there are also some things you can do to protect yourself and the visitors to your property!
Please find below a list of recommended government guidelines that we've adapted to reflect the kitchen installation process.
1. Maintain a safe 2m distance from those working in your home, or 1m with risk mitigation i.e. face masks, where 2m is not viable.
2. If you are isolating because yourself or family members have symptoms, or, if there is an individual in your family that has been advised to shield, work on your kitchen will need to wait until the isolation or shielding period is over.
3. If someone in your household is clinically vulnerable (e.g. someone over the age of 70) but has not been asked to shield, we recommend making arrangements so that there is no face-to-face contact between that person and the kitchen installation team. We also ask that you make the team aware of this so they can be extra vigilant and know to avoid a certain area of your home.
4. We recommend that regularly touched objects and surfaces are cleaned frequently using cleaning products- for example, door handles, banisters, taps and bathroom facilities. If there are two bathrooms in your home, you could choose to designate one for the installation team during the work period to make things easier for your family.
5. Leave all internal doors open where possible to minimise contact with door handles. Where not possible, such as the bathroom, clean regularly.