Can window cleaners keep working during the lockdown?

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Can window cleaners keep working?

The government’s “essential” criteria applies to people who provide vital public services, such as emergency personnel, postmen and supermarket staff. Prompting many to ask can window cleaners keep working?

Among those vital services are people in public works, including tradespeople, a group which includes window cleaners.

Speaking after the government announced “essential” jobs last week, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon encouraged tradespeople to continue on the job as it “can be good for the community”.

Window cleaners: Can window cleaners keep working? (Image: GETTY)

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Window cleaners: Window cleaners are included amongst those who can work (Image: GETTY)

The government has concurred, as long as those working on or in people’s homes adhere to current social distancing rules.

They said: “Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms.

“Again, it will be important to ensure that Public Health England guidelines, including maintaining a two-metre distance from any household occupants, are followed to ensure everyone’s safety.

“No work should be carried out in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so.”

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