Wed 25 Mar 2020
We want to let you know that Spotless Water filling stations are still open, and will remain open. Nothing has changed with the network, we are vending zero TDS pure water, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Spotless Water follows government guidelines and its own internal COVID-19 response policy.
For many window cleaning businesses who are unsure of government guidelines, Spotless Water would like to create some clarity which is that window cleaners are allowed to work in isolation as long as they are following government guidelines and operating 2 metres away from other people.
As per the following government guidelines, we will continue to support the industry:
Window Cleaners Going to work - Gov.uk Guidelines
"As set out in the section on staying at home, people can travel to and from work, but only where the work they do absolutely cannot be done from home.
With the exception of the organisations covered above in the section on closing non-essential shops and public spaces, the Government has not required any other businesses to close – indeed it is important for business to carry on.
Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working.
Sometimes this will not be possible, as not everyone can work from home. Certain jobs require people to travel to their place of work – for instance if they operate machinery, work in construction or manufacturing, or are delivering front line services.
If you cannot work from home then you can still travel to work, provided you are well and neither you nor any of your household are self-isolating. This is consistent with advice from the Chief Medical Officer.
Employers who have people in their offices or onsite should ensure that employees are able to follow Public Health England guidelines including, where possible, maintaining a 2 metre distance from others, and washing their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds (or using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water is not available).
Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out repairs and maintenance, can continue, provided that the tradesperson is well and has no symptoms. Again, it will be important to ensure that Public Health England guidelines, including maintaining a 2 metre distance from any household occupants, are followed to ensure everyone’s safety.
No work should be carried out 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, such as emergency plumbing or repairs, and where the tradesperson is willing to do so. In such cases, Public Health England can provide advice to tradespeople and households.
No work should be carried out by a tradesperson who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
As set out in the section on closing non-essential shops and public spaces, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close. The Government has set out guidance on which organisations this requirement covers. Advice for employees of these organisations on employment and financial support is available at gov.uk/coronavirus.
At all times, workers should follow the guidance on self-isolation if they or anyone in their household shows symptoms."
Ultimately it is down to the business or individual to decide if they want to continue to work through this period, whilst following government guidelines on safe practices.
For peace of mind, we have 6-9 months worth of resin & filters in stock due to supply chain concerns in the industry. We want to assure you that there will be no issues with the Spotless Water network continuing to provide 0 TDS pure water during these uncertain times.
Please note that we will continue to provide water for aquarium users throughout this time.
Finally, from us all at Spotless Water, we hope you and your family are well and send you our very best wishes during this difficult period - maintaining health is of the utmost importance during this time.