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Contactless cleaning protocol: to protect customers and cleaners

A clean home can be particularly important and reassuring in the current situation. In order to be able to continue enjoying the feeling of a clean home while staying safe, we recommend customers and cleaners following these guidelines during cleaning events:

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Please see our updates below

  • Thorough cleaning is a necessary part of overcoming this virus
  • We are operating a normal service with added safety provisions to ensure both cleaners and their customers keep safe during these times
  • We have 1000s of cleaners willing to provide their services right across London

Is my cleaner still allowed to clean my property?

The British Government recently released guidance on work carried out in people’s homes:

  • Your cleaner is allowed to continue with their clean only if:
  • You do not have symptoms of Covid-19 and neither does anyone in your household
  • Your cleaner does not have symptoms of Covid-19 and neither does anyone in their household
  • Your cleaner follows the specific guidance provided here

  • Your cleaner is not allowed to continue with their clean:
  • Under no circumstances should work be carried out in people’s homes where a person is isolating or being shielded
  • No work should be carried out by anyone who has Covid-19 symptoms, no matter how mild

  • Your cleaner has been provided guidance regarding the extra precautions they must take when cleaning during this period which can be found here.

How are we ensuring safety across our platform?

We have provided safety guidance following official guidelines from the British Government to all providers on our platform. These include:

  • Asking cleaners to reschedule their clean if they are showing signs or have contracted Covid-19 following NHS advice
  • Advising cleaners ensure sufficient distancing during cleans
  • Advising cleaners to take extra precautions and implement Covid-19 specific cleaning measures

What measures have cleaners been advised to take?

  • Avoid all physical greetings
  • Maintain a distance of 2 metres at all times with customers
  • Ensure cleaners bring extra cleaning gloves, extra shoes, hand sanitiser / soap and [masks if requested]
  • To spend extra time on cleaning ‘high-contact’ items such as handles, taps, gadgets and remotes
  • To change dirty water even more frequently
  • Ensure all materials used are washed at a temperature of 60°C
  • To ensure the customer has the correct products effective against Covid-19 found here from the National Environment Agency
  • To wash hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water and to dry them on paper disposable paper towels where possible
  • To catch coughs and sneezes with disposable paper towels and to dispose of them immediately. When this isn’t possible, to cough and sneeze into their elbows to avoid infecting others

To reiterate, please find a comprehensive list of household disinfectants / cleaning products effective against coronaviruses here

What can you do to help your cleaner during this time?

The 3 ways to support your cleaner are to:

  1. Keep your current bookings as they are so your cleaner still has regular work. This is only an option if you and other members of your household are strictly adhering to the COVID-19 healthcare guidelines as set out by the NHS and Public Health England. Cleaners on the Helpling platform have also been recommended to follow these measures.
  2. Reduce the duration of your bookings - you are free to reduce this to any amount you wish. Again, this is only advised if you are following the COVID-19 healthcare guidelines set out by the NHS and Public Health England.
  3. Pause your relationship with your cleaner so that you can resume it when you feel comfortable doing so.

If you need any assistance with this, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] - we're always here to help!

Keep your distance

At present, you should not shake hands when greeting people and it is recommended that you keep a minimum distance of 2 metres away from other people.

Wash hands regularly

It is very important to wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds and to dry them well with a disposable paper towel if possible.

Cough & sneeze into the crook of your arm

If you don’t have a tissue to hand, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm. If you do have a tissue, dispose of it directly after use. Containing your coughs and sneezes this way, rather than in your hands, prevents others from becoming infected.