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Social distancing in the workplace – principles..

Social distancing involves reducing day-to-day contact with other people as much as possible, in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible. If you cannot work from home then you can still travel to work. This is consistent with the Chief Medical […]

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Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)..

Please note: this guidance is of a general nature and should be treated as a guide, and in the event of any conflict between any applicable legislation (including the health and safety legislation) and this guidance, the applicable legislation shall prevail. This guidance will assist employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely during […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance..

Find guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19) for health professionals and other organisations. The advice for anyone in any setting is to follow these main guidelines. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. If you have these symptoms, however mild, stay at home and do not […]

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Lenders kick-start mortgage deals..

Some big lenders have begun reopening their doors to British borrowers, making it easier to get a home loan. At the start of the coronavirus lockdown, several scrapped deals or only offered loans to those with large deposits. But this week Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander all made it easier for people to qualify for […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: Am I allowed to move house?

England’s property market has been released from some elements of the lockdown. Many in the housing sector anticipate a surge in moving from pent-up demand. However, strict guidelines are still in place covering every aspect of buying, selling, and renting. For now, the property markets in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland remain shut. But if […]

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Coronavirus: Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents in England..

The government has set out plans to restart England’s housing market, which has been in deep freeze since the coronavirus lockdown. Estate agents can now open, viewings can be carried out and removal firms and conveyancers can restart operations. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the changes must be carried out under social distancing and safety […]

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How to wear and make a cloth face covering..

Wearing a face covering A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting it on and after taking it off and after use. Avoid […]

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Breaking: Government releases guidance on accompanied viewings for estate agents..

Ministry of Housing confirms viewings can take place but warns that open houses and driving clients to viewings are still prohibited. The government has this morning published more detailed guidance on the health and safety aspects of the property market re-opening today, which it says will not be a ‘return to normality’. “The process of […]

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Property sector resumes, guidance needed..

As part of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2020, the Government at Westminster last night removed restrictions on residential sales and lettings in England. This is a pivotal development for businesses who are concerned about their survival and we anticipate that Government will provide further guidance as to safety arrangements as […]

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Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak..

Buying and selling homes during this stay-at-home period Given the situation in the UK with regard to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), we urge parties involved in home moving to adapt and be flexible to alter their usual processes. There is no need to pull out of transactions, but we all need to ensure we […]