COVID-19

UK trades businesses bounce back from Covid – says new research

Demand for UK trades has boomed since the end of the initial lockdown in July 2020. Plumbers, electricians, building-maintenance firms and other trades making up the UK’s 1.3-million-business field-service sector have seen their workloads increase by 70% year on year, according to a new report published by field service management software provider BigChange.  BigChange’s State of the […]

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25% of UK adults still feel anxious to go about their daily routines

Even after the lifting of lockdown one in four (25%) adults in the UK still feel anxious as they go about their day-to-day routines, according to a new study. The research with 1,000 people, commissioned by Mira Showers as part of its centenary year, looked at how the last 18 months has impacted the nation’s mental health, how […]

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ECA issues safety advice as COVID isolation relaxed in England

As of Monday 16 August, the government has removed the requirement to self-isolate for fully vaccinated adults or under-18s in England, if NHS notified of contact with a positive COVID-19 case. The change should greatly reduce the number of workers and others self-isolating as a result of NHS Test and Trace ‘pinging’, although notified individuals […]

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CICV Forum issues new health and safety guidance for construction industry

As Scotland moves towards further easing of restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued more timely guidance for the industry. The CICV has also sounded a cautionary note, urging the sector to focus on health and safety to protect colleagues, customers and families. The unique collaboration says the sector is “not out of the woods yet” […]

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Freedom Day: Updated advice for plumbing and heating engineers

England moved onto step 4 of the coronavirus roadmap on the 19 July, dubbed “Freedom Day” by the Prime Minister. The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has issued this updated guidance for what it means in real terms for the plumbing and heating industry. The two biggest changes coming from 19 July […]

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