Your cleaner is still able to come to clean your house in lockdown
Taken from the www.gov.uk and www.gov.wales website:
Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so.
The Covid-19 information has been taken from both English and Welsh government websites (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes) and (https://gov.wales/guidance-working-other-peoples-homes-html) other experts to ensure your safety.
We will continue to update the website as things change. You are still allowed to have your cleaner come to clean your home, but we’ve had to make a few changes to our way of working to make sure your environment is as safe for you as it is for your cleaner during the Coronavirus pandemic. These will be in place for the foreseeable future, until the Government announce otherwise. Please keep looking at our website on a regular basis, for any updates and/or amendments that we need to be aware of.
If anyone in your household, or your cleaner, have any symptoms or feel unwell, or are self isolating, please let one another know. You should not have a cleaner in your home. The cleaner will reciprocate.
Other things to consider
*Disposable shoe coverings…..these are optional but a good idea if you have little babies or children on floors (available from Screwfix – £3.03 for 100 Click & Collect).
*Face coverings are, at the time of writing this, optional if you can social distance yourselves by 2 metres. If you can’t socially distance then you and your cleaner should both wear one.
When your cleaner arrives, if you are going to be at home, please keep a 2 metre distance from each other. Whenever possible, it is best to go out and leave her to it, or stay in one room while she cleans.
On entry they should put on disposable gloves.
It is advisable to instruct your cleaner to clean things like door handles and light switches, and other parts of your home that would likely have a lot of ‘finger traffic’. These should be cleaned with virus killing products containing disinfectant or washing up liquid.
It is a good idea to open windows where possible.
Floor cleaning…… washing up liquid or disinfectant is recommended to kill the Coronavirus, but not together, one or the other.
We depend heavily on our clients when things go wrong so please inform us quickly so that we can solve the problem for you. We are here to resolve any hiccups or problems that may arise.
Please do not ask your cleaner to use bleach. Quite apart from the health hazards (it can damage the lungs), no insurance claims can be accepted for bleach damage as no bleach should be used. For toilets we recommend bleach tablets placed into the cistern.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.