Autumn and winter plan 2021
The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.
Government guidance states cleaners are permitted to continue carrying out their duties inside other people's homes, during a national lockdown and tiered system, as long as guidelines on social distancing and efforts to stay safe are being followed.
We have supplied our cleaners with procedures to ensure they fulfil this requirement during their scheduled cleaning visits.
Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes - for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople - you can do so.
Can cleaners still work in clients homes?
Domestic cleaners are permitted in homes, despite the National Lockdown, in response to the new COVID-19 variant.
Moving home is also permitted and our End of Tenancy cleaners will continue to work during the National Lockdown.
We will operate with utmost precautions by following extra measures to safely provide an ongoing service to our valued clients. Below is an outline of the measures we’re adopting to keep all our clients and staff safe, as well as our community support and the appreciation of all key workers in the combatting the virus.
To highlight, cleaning staff attending your home and/or business premises have been thoroughly briefed in conjunction with UK Government advice. However, we require your support and honest communication to help protect yourself and the cleaning operatives (see below).
During a cleaning visit:
We will only attend pre-booked appointments. On arrival to the home and/or business premise, at regular intervals throughout, and when leaving the property staff will wash their hands using soap and water for minimum of 20 seconds. Should facilities to wash their hands not be available, alcohol-based hand sanitisation will be used, and staff will carry these on their person at all times.
The health and wellbeing of clients and staff remains the highest priority for us.
Feeling unwell or self-isolating:
How can you help and support your cleaner?
During these difficult times, despite the fact that many of our cleaning staff receive National Living Wage (NLW), they may still face financial hardship during this crisis. Many staff rely on full earnings to maintain their basic living. Our cleaners will not be eligible for the job retention scheme due to their self-employed status and they will have to rely on Universal Credit, Employment Support allowance and Self-employment income support scheme.
Therefore, we are asking if you could please keep your current bookings in order to ensure your cleaner still has regular work, if it is safe to continue. Please do not completely cancel your cleaning sessions, instead we are open to pausing them until you wish to resume, when you feel safe to do so. We can also offer an option to pay your cleaner as a voluntary contribution if you are able to help.
If you have a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 contamination and want your premises professionally deep cleaned or if you are wishing to take precautionary measures, call Annie’s Mobile Cleaning Service now for assistance.
Professional disinfection is critical to safeguard yourself, colleagues and your loved ones. This service is suitable for Domestic and Commercial premises using our tested and proven Antiviral Solution and fogging machine.