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I'm sure that many of you are concerned about additional restrictions being imposed as a result of Covid 19 outbreaks which may affect the area you live in.
Sifting through Government advice can be quite tricky and so I have attempted to summarise the information that you may require.
The following applies to Surveyors operating in England only.
Although the guidance in lockdown areas seems to follow a similar pattern, Surveyors operating in Wales should follow the advice given here Wales, and those operating in Northern Ireland should follow the advice given here NIreland
Working within other people's homes is covered by Government advice issued on 11th May and updated 15th October.
That advice can be found here Working in peoples homes and specifically mentions Surveyors.
This advice has not changed even for areas covered by individual local restrictions within Covid alert levels 2 (High) and 3 (Very High).
You can find out if you live in a level 2 or level 3 area What alert level am I in?
The details of restrictions in level 2 (High) alert areas are given Restrictions in High level 2 areas
The details of restrictions in level 3 (Very high) alert areas are given Restrictions in Very High level 3 areas
For both level 2 and level 3 areas, additional restrictions to the visiting of homes are exempted for those working in people's homes, provided they are working safely as detailed in the guidance identified above.
So, unless you are displaying Coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating, or have been advised to isolate by NHS Test & Trace or the NHS COVIS19 app, then Surveyors can carry on working subject to usual Covid-19 and PPE requirements.
You should continue to check local news and information outlets for additional restrictions that may be applied in your local area.
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