Local authorities, landlords or contractors can safely access properties in order to carry out a range of works.
- Routine safety inspections, including gas and electricity safety checks
- Essential and non-essential repairs
- Planned or unplanned maintenance inside and outside the home
No work should be carried out in households that are isolating because one or more family members has symptoms unless it is to remedy a direct risk to the safety of the household or the public.
All property visitors should be sensitive to any safety requests made by the tenant, such as wearing face coverings or avoiding touching surfaces and furniture in the property where possible.
Find out more: GOV.UK COVID-19 Guidance for Landlords and Tenants