Can a tradie come to my house?

Information, guidance and support to help merchants during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Robert Jenrick publishes an update on the housing market ahead of the second lockdown in England. Can you still move out of the house? Can merchants enter your home? And will the hardware stores stay open? The second lockdown in England, which will take place from Thursday, November 5 to Wednesday, December 2, has raised many questions for homeowners and those who buy or sell their home. Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has shared an update on the housing market ahead of the new one-month closure in England, which will see “stay at home” guidance and the closure of non-essential retail stores.

However, Covid-19 safety and social distancing guidance must be strictly followed at all times. In a Twitter Q&A, Jenrick revealed the following. Do you need some positivity or can't make it to the stores? Subscribe to House Beautiful magazine today and get every issue delivered directly to your door. This means that you can hire a plumber or electrician during this time, but both the dealer and the owner must respect health and safety advice.

There are no vaccination requirements for customers to enter anywhere, such as hospitality, retail, entertainment, or gyms. Vaccination requirements are still in place for select workers. Customers and workers are not required to register with the Service Victoria app to enter venues. There are no limits to the number of people you can meet with at home or in public.

Masks are still required or recommended in some settings. To date, more than two million Australians have changed the way they find, hire and manage trusted merchants to do work at home. We have created a list of tips below to help you navigate the process of working with merchants during Covid-19 to ensure the safety of your home and merchants. Clients can continue to post jobs through the hipages platform and tradies can continue to accept job opportunities.

Melbourne homeowners will only be able to bring tradies to their properties for “emergency maintenance” under the city's fourth stage closure due to COVID-19, but Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has indicated that sales and moving deals will be allowed. And remember, if you're worried about tradies working at home, talk to them about their best hygiene practices. Some state governments offer financial assistance for merchants and small businesses, we have summarized what may be available to you here. We talked to Roby Sharon-Zipser, co-founder and CEO of hipages, about why tradies should continue to be listed as an essential service and what you need to know about hiring a tradie during this time.

After the seller has left your property, you must disinfect the area where they worked as a precaution. Before a tradie arrives, they should check if someone on their property has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is a suspicious case, has been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case, has recently returned from abroad, or has flu-like symptoms such as fever or cough. The platform has also introduced a feature in which customers can add photos when publishing a work and attach a PDF that allows more detailed information to be obtained to traditions, such as plans and measurements.

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