COVID 19 - Guidance Updates

COVID 19 - Guidance Updates

 

 

Latest from MHCLG

 

Extension of the evictions ban by a further 2 months announced – 5th June 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/ban-on-evictions-extended-by-2-months-to-further-protect-renters.

This means that that no possession claims will be heard or progressed by the courts before 24 August 2020.
The legislation, which requires landlords to give at least three months’ notice to evict tenants also remains in place and will last until 30 September 2020. 
 

Updates to the landlord and tenant guidance, guidance to local authorities on enforcement action and technical guidance on evictions. Published 1st June 2020

 

Housing Minister's letter to social housing residents published 18th May 2020

The Housing Minister has written to social housing residents to update them on the steps being taken to support them during the plan to reopen society. LAs and ALMOs have been asked to circulate to their tenants and publicise widely.
 
New guidance on working safely including on construction sites and other outdoor work as well as working in people’s homes published 11th May 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

 

Social Distancing in the workplace during coronavirus (Covid19):sector guidance updated 4th May 2020

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/social-distancing-in-the-workplace-during-coronavirus-covid-19-sector-guidance#working-in-peoples-homes-as-a-tradesperson-cleaner-or-nanny

 

Guidance for Social Landlords on Essential Moves published 27th April

The guidance makes clear that essential moves should continue during the pandemic, where this can be done in line with social distancing guidance.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-social-landlords-on-essential-moves

 

Safe Working Practices on Construction sites published 14th April

Latest version of advice from the Construction Leadership Council, on measures to ensure safe working practices on construction sites published 14th April
 

HSE guidance on lift maintenance

Late last week the Health and Safety Executive published guidance on testing equipment:

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/work-equipment-coronavirus.htm  and https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/assets/docs/loler-pssr-during-outbreak.pdf

 

Updated Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment published 12th April

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

 

Social distancing guidance for employers published 7th April.

Practical advice tailored to various work scenarios. Although not meant to be comprehensive, it includes specific practical guidance for tradespeople working in homes, construction, and outdoor businesses.

 

Updated  guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus published 7th April

 

Gas safety checks - recognising the concern among social landlords, residents and inspectors, HSE published further guidance on 7th April

 General advice and advice for vulnerable and shielded residents is available here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/ 

Advice for landlords is available here:https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/landlords/  

 

Latest from the RSH  Update 17 April 2020

·         Coronavirus Operational Response Survey

·         Meeting local housing needs

·         Gas safety advice for landlords

·         Updated guidance on lifts and PPE

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rsh-statement-on-coronavirus