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19 October 2020

Wales goes into lockdown - what does that mean for pest professionals?

Today it was announced that Wales will go into a "short, sharp" national lockdown from Friday 23 October, with people told to stay home once more. 

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Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops will shut, and gatherings indoors and outdoors with people not in your household will also be banned.

But what does this mean for pest professionals? 

Can I still go to work? 

Yes, you can still go to work if you can’t carry out your job from home.

While at work, it's a good idea to carry any employee ID you have and, if you're on our CPD scheme, your BPCA Registered card.

BPCA members also have access to signs for your vans, explaining that you are carrying our essential pest management work to help with unimpeded travel. These can be found in the Member Area of the BPCA website (login required).

But should I go to work?

This is a business decision that only you and your client can make on a case-by-case basis. BPCA cannot make this decision for you.

We have developed guidance, to help you decide if you should go on a job, and the steps you can take to keep yourself and your customer safe while you work. 

See the BPCA guidance Becoming Covid-19 Secure

Further guidance

For a full set of Covid-19 guidance, check our our dedicated web page.

Topics include: 

  • Becoming Covid-19 secure
  • Risk assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies
  • Mental Health Support
  • Resources and links
WE'RE HERE TO HELP

If you're a BPCA member in Wales or you often carry out work across the border into Wales, and you have questions about the new lockdown rules, please get in touch and we'll find the answers for you. 

01332 294 288

enquiry@bpca.org.uk

Source: Online

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