We are open for business and our services are continuing to run but with some changes to ensure the health and safety of all our cleaners and clients during the outbreak.
The guidance issued by the government has been updated on 22/09 to include recent announcements on restrictions across the UK - however it does still further clarify that domestic cleaners can continue to carry out work in people's homes, provided that the worker has no coronavirus symptoms as well as continuing to follow all guidance on excellent hygiene and maintaining a two metre distance from household occupants as far as possible.
The government also published specific guidance on 11/05 (updated 10/09) for tradespeople (including cleaners) for carrying out work inside people's homes here.
Specific Scottish guidance can be found here - which specifically states: "Work carried out in people’s homes can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and is not showing coronavirus symptoms and neither they nor any of their household are self-isolating.", as a result our domestic cleaners are still permitted to carry out cleaning services inside clients' homes safely.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.
Further government guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection can be found here.
We want to inform you of the actions we are taking as a business to protect our cleaners and our clients as far as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak. You will, of course, know the government have ordered people to stay at home wherever possible but with a few exceptions. On the other hand, we don't need to point out that a clean house is even more essential during these times.
Especially during these unprecedented times we're advising all clients to protect their home with disinfecting products to ensure they are properly protected from viruses and bacteria.
Any specialised product which is certified to kill 99.9% of bacteria is suitable for use in the home, however we specifically recommend using XtraProtect Sanitiser, which is certified to protect surfaces against coronavirus for up to 8 days.
If you are concerned and would like your cleaner to fully protect your home during these times, we have reserved some sanitiser for our customers and put together a simple sanitising kit to keep your home safe.Order your sanitising kit
Cleaning is one of the few exceptions for entering peoples homes; it is incredibly important that cleaners respect Government guidelines and clients' wishes when they are entering a property.
These are based on the latest guidelines from Public Health England, Health Protection Scotland and the NHS.