Scaffolding Services Continue During Lockdown 3.0
Scaffolding and construction services will continue despite the UK being put under a third lockdown to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
The announcement was made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 5th January 2021, but guidance has been published regarding the scaffold industry, with the lockdown coming into effect on 7th January.
Lockdown Statement Explained
All members of the public will need to stay home until at least 15th February and to leave only for exercise and work from home, if possible.
Johnson said in the statement,
“You can only leave home for work purposes where it is unreasonable for you to do your job from home, including but not limited to people who work within critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing that require in-person attendance.”
Tradespeople will continue to work on and in other people’s homes while adhering to COVID-19 social distancing measures.
Scaffold hire and sale yards (such as Network Scaffold) and builders merchants are classed as essential retail and will be allowed to stay open alongside food shops, supermarkets and pharmacies.
During the third lockdown, the government aims to roll out a mass vaccination program and vaccinate around 15 million people by the middle of February and help to combat the virus.
The prime minister Boris Johnson added, “With every jab that goes into our arms, we are tilting the odds against Covid and in favour of the British people. And, thanks to the miracle of science, not only is the end in sight but we know exactly how we will get there.
But for now, I am afraid, you must once again stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”
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If you are urgently looking for scaffolding, safety decking or plastic hoarding for your building, please do not hesitate to contact Network Scaffold Services now. We offer scaffold services to customers across Derby, Nottingham and the surrounding areas.