COVID-19 Advice for Members

HAE EHA produces regular Covid-19 updates, helping members stay up-to-date with coronavirus during these challenging times. The updates contain information on COVID-19, its impact on the plant, tool and event equipment hire sectors, and links to useful and important resources; which can be useful to both businesses and individuals employed in the industry.

If you are looking for advice relating to insurance please contact the team at HAE EHA BusinessGuard on 0121 380 4612 or email businessguard@hae.org.uk.

The Latest Advice and Information

Please review the latest Covid-19 Advice Update and consider the implications for your employees, customers and business continuity. HAE EHA has provided useful links to related articles which will provide further guidance.

We will continue to keep members updated on all issues relating to Covid-19 here so please review frequently:

COVID-19 Advice for HAE EHA Members; Tuesday 1st December 2020
GOVERNMENT UPDATES

ENGLAND
New tiered Covid restrictions apply from the 2nd December
, click here for details and here for information on tier allocations.

There is a parliamentary debate and vote on these measures taking place today. However there will be a review on the 16th December. In spite of the tier status applied by individual council areas, it is likely that the arrangements will remain in force until early February. The Prime Minister made the following statement today.

WALES
New national measures come into force on the 4th December, click here for full details.

SCOTLAND
Click here for an update on current measures.

NORTHERN IRELAND
This region is currently subject to a two-week lockdown, the guidance can be found here.

INDUSTRY UPDATES & OTHER RESOURCES

COVID TEST ACCURACY CONCERNS QUASHED
There has been some concern about the accuracy of certain Covid tests, this latest study confirms the OptiGene RT-LAMP test to be accurate and sensitive enough to be used for COVID-19 testing, including those without symptoms.

CLOSER TO AN APPROVED VACCINE
Construction Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP takes on the new role as vaccination minister, as further progress is being made on vaccines. Read the progress report here.

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT AND PAY DURING CORONAVIRUS
Information on carrying forward any annual leave entitlement is available here.

GRANTS FOR THE SELF EMPLOYED
If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus, find out if you can use this scheme to claim a grant.
Covid-19 Links and Resources
HAE EHA Guidance (Updated 24th September 2020)
Although 'hire' is not specifically mentioned, plant, tool and equipment hire falls under 'homeware and hardware shops'. The link below is updated government guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments:

Updated government guidance

HAE EHA Social Distancing Practical Guidance Documents
Click here to view and download

CBILS Loans Portal from HAE EHA Commercial Finance
Click here to access the portal

Bounce Back Loans Schemes Provider List
BBLS providers and links to application forms

Updated Job Retention Scheme Guidance
Click here to view

Local Covid-19 Lockdown Updates
Updates on where restrictions are in place in England
Guidance on what you can and cannot do

Test and Trace Guidance
Click here to view

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Working Safely Guidance
Click here to view

CITB Covid-19 Communication Updates
Click here to view

Key National Covid-19 Links
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Previous Covid-19 Updates

Please click here to view all previous news and information releases made by HAE EHA since the start of the coronavirus crisis.