April 9th, 2020
Further to our previous position statement, published on 3rd April 2020, we have received further updated guidance from the Government. These updates are linked below:
Social distancing in the workplace guidance – 8 April 2020
Employer and businesses COVID-19 guidance – 8 April 2020
Notwithstanding the updated Government guidance, the Association’s position statement published on April 3rd remains unchanged and we continue to recommend that Public Health guidance should be followed at all times.
We would advise those in our industry who can work from home, to continue to do so. Those who are unable to work from home, such as contractors and those surveying and inspecting trees, should be able to continue to work outdoors where it is safe to do so in line with Public Health guidance. However, the Association would like to make it extremely clear that the health of those working in our industry, our customers, families and friends and wider society, is of paramount importance.
All of us, whether a business or an individual, will have to determine our response to carrying out any work on a case by case basis. Everyone must ensure that they are able to fully adhere to the most recent Public Health advice regarding preventative (regular and thorough hand washing and suitable cleaning materials) and protective (PPE) routines and social distancing requirements.
We would urge everyone to regularly check government resources such as businesssupport.gov.uk and Public Health for the latest updates.
Further updates will follow. Stay safe everyone.
Chief Executive Officer
Download the Advice Poster
Updated Position Statement – 3 April 2020
Original Position Statement – 25 March 2020
Coronavirus Help for Arborists
Summary of government guidance for all workplaces – England
Here are links to some of the recently updated government for specific work types: a full list of all government guidance can be found at www.gov.uk
The Association will continue to signpost members to the appropriate government guidance via regular updates.
Please note – devolved governments may have different requirements please refer to the links below for further information.
Welsh Government advice
Scottish Government advice
Northern Irish Government advice