Friday 23rd October 2020
Article Source RTE
Tradespeople can continue to work in people's homes under new restrictions announced by the Government last night.Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said plumbers, electricians, builders, upholsterers and painters should take precautions when entering homes for work.
Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Claire Byrne, he said homeowners should properly ventilate their home, wear a face mask and keep their distance while work is being carried out.
He also said business owners should show leadership and facilitate their employees working from home in a bid to stop the transmission of Covid-19.
Minister Harris said "we were very good at working from home" [at the start of the pandemic], but said he has noticed a lot more traffic on the roads recently.
He said employers need to keep their employees safe by allowing them to work from home where that is possible.
Mr Harris said the rule needs to be very straightforward: "If you can do your job from home, your employer should try and facilitate you to do that."