Resources and guidance on how to complete a COVID-19 safety plan for your construction, trade or home maintenance company, or for construction sites. Operators and cleaners will be able to work in busy places as long as they have no contact with residents. 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. After the seller has left your property, you must disinfect the area where they worked as a precaution.
Clients can continue to post jobs through the hipages platform and tradies can continue to accept job opportunities. Some state governments offer financial assistance for merchants and small businesses, we have summarized what may be available to you here. 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. We respect the Traditional Custodians and First Peoples of New South Wales, and recognize their continued connection to their country and culture.
And remember, if you're worried about tradies working at home, talk to them about their best hygiene practices. 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. 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.
To date, more than two million Australians have changed the way they find, hire and manage trusted merchants to do work at home.