HomeOrganisers Covid-19 Response
We hope that everyone is safe and well, and adjusting to these exceptional and uncertain times.
We would like to reach out and reassure you that HomeOrganisers is open for business. We have made wide-ranging adjustments to ensure that our working practices uphold the stringent safety standards outlined by WHO and Public Health England, whilst delivering the highest level of service to both candidates and clients.
Our team is working from home, and we are now carrying out all meetings and interviews via video calls. This ensures that safety and wellbeing are paramount, whilst maintaining our normal in-depth, step-by-step process. We are looking at each placement individually and carry out extensive due diligence according to official Covid-19 guidance.
Employers have a duty of care to make the workplace (in this case, household) as safe as possible by following all official health and safety guidelines. Official advice from GOV.UK
On the 1st May 2020, the government has issued the following guidance
"If you provide paid-for childcare in a child’s home, you can go to your place of work - this is in line with Government guidance that you can travel to work if working from home is not possible. However, it is important that you take as many precautions as possible in line with Public Health England guidance, including:
if you or someone in your own home has symptoms, you should not go to work, but self-isolate in accordance with Government advice
you should not work in any household which is isolating or where an individual is being shielded, unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household
wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, including when you arrive at work and when you return home
to reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue in a bin immediately. Then wash your hands
clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people
maintain social distance as far as possible with family members and others that you are not directly caring for
Your employers are responsible for informing you and supporting you in how to maintain these measures.