How will the new government Covid-19 restrictions impact homeowners and businesses in London
On 15th October 2020 the UK government announced new Codid-19 guidelines which will restrict how many and who homeowners can have in their home. Essentially family and friends are no longer allowed to mix in doors if in a social setting. There are exceptions where people from different households can gather beyond the limits set out, in any setting, including indoors in private homes. The main exception to this rule is for work, whereby tradespeople and other in-home workers are still can go into other households and this will not count as mixing households or towards the “rule of 6”.
The government acknowledge that this is a complex environment due to the varied employment relationships, including the self-employed, employers and agencies. This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:
- in home workers – such as repair services, fitters, meter readers, plumbers, cleaners, cooks, visiting childcare providers, and surveyors (this is not an exhaustive list)
- to home services – such as delivery drivers momentarily at the door
This guidance does not directly apply to live-in nannies who spend all their time with one household, or to their employers.
I hope that this makes it a little clearer for London residents.