TRADESPEOPLE will be prohibited from carrying out non-essential work on homes in level four areas, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
Newly released guidance on the country’s Covid-19 tier system, which will see a host of areas move into the highest level on November 20, read, “Tradespeople should only go into a house in a level four area to carry out or deliver essential work or services.”
It continues by listing the following examples of work and services deemed to be essential:
- to carry out utility (electricity, gas, water, telephone, broadband) safety checks, repairs, maintenance and installations
- to carry out repairs and maintenance that would otherwise threaten the household’s health and safety
- to deliver goods or shopping
- to deliver, install or repair key household furniture and appliances such as washing machines, fridges and cookers
- to support a home move, for example furniture removal
The guidance adds, “When working in someone’s house tradespeople should stay 2 metres apart from the people who live there, wear a face covering and follow good hand and respiratory hygiene.”
The following areas will enter level four: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, Stirling, and West Lothian.