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Covid-19 – Latest Updates From AFI and DHF

Last updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Save & Share

Trade bodies are maintaining an ‘information feed’ to both the perimeter protection and access control industries in a bid to keep abreast of the daily changes in circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Both the Association of Fencing Industries (AFI) and the DHF representing those involved in automated gates and barriers were aiming to stream essential information (see below) to help companies grappling with the complexities of Government restrictions and advice.

With staff working remotely from homes, both organisations were anxious to maintain their advice services.

‘These are challenging times for our members and the industry as a whole,’ said Ian Ripley, CEO of AFI, ‘and we want to do our bit to assist. We are endeavouring to ensure that they get the correct and most up-to-date advice, but obviously the situation is changing almost daily.’

Both now have dedicated Coronavirus pages and have set up helplines for those with specific enquiries.

Bob Perry of the DHF said that staff were working ‘as hard as possible’ to get information into the industry.

‘It is imperative that they have the right information as soon as it is available.’

April 2nd – DHF COVID – 19 Training Courses

April 9th – DHF member Citation has put together a guide outlining the key points for implementing temporary homeworking and making it work for your business. Just visit the members’ section of the DHF website for details (www.dhfonline.org.uk), or you can call 0345 844 4848 to speak to a friendly Citation advisor, or leave your details and query here, adding that you are a member of DHF.

April 15 – AFI Advice Update

April 15 – DHF  Update – This latest update from Build UK, particularly the latest information on Site Operating Procedures. (You may need to refresh your browser in order to download V3.)
DHF believes this is now consistent with the latest PHE guidance and it also does make reference to that guidance when construction workers are required to work in people’s homes.
For advice for business in other nations of the UK, please see guidance set by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

May 26th – AFI Advice Update – The online service for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has been launched today, enabling employers with fewer than 250 employees to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus‐related SSP.

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