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COVID-19 update from DHF

COVID-19 update from DHF

The latest Government announcement and Parliament vote has put into law the most recent lockdown measures. Please see the DHF updates below: 

DHF office and training updates

dhf, like everybody else, is monitoring the Coronavirus situation regularly and responding accordingly. Our primary concern is for the health and well-being of our colleagues and members. Therefore, in line with the government’s request for everyone to stay at home if possible, from Wednesday, all dhf staff will be working from home, fully connected to the systems that keep dhf 100% operational.

Details of how to contact us are contained in the People Behind the Scenes page of the dhf website.

Technical Queries

If you have a technical query, preferably, please email us:

technical@dhfonline.org.uk

Or call -

Nick Perkins: 07557 861903 (Please note that Nick works a permanent Monday–Thursday 4 day week)

Steve Hill: 07860 845205

Membership Queries

If you have an enquiry relating to membership, preferably, please email us:

Membership@dhfonline.org.uk

Or call: 07958 418593

Training Queries

For training enquiries, preferably, please email us:

training@dhfonline.org.uk

Or call: 07958 418593

General Queries

For queries of a general nature, please email us:

info@dhfonline.org.uk

dhf member help from Citation or Croner

Don’t forget you can also contact dhf member Citation for advice and/or ring the Croner FREE Telephone Business Support Helpline (0844 561 8133) quoting the dhf scheme number available in your member pack, this can also be found on the members’ section of our website, under “Member Benefits”.

Training Update

We have stopped all face-to-face training until at least the beginning of March, at which time we will review the situation. Obviously, learners who have booked on face-to-face training courses will be offered the option of the dhf Distance Learning Programme, or re-booking on a later course. We will continue to conduct group meetings on line.

New national lockdowns

There are now lockdowns in operation across all four nations of the UK.  However, as was the case in previous lockdowns, construction activities can continue and below is a summary of the latest lockdown restrictions:

England has entered a new lockdown with no confirmed end date, and people must work from home if they can. Construction sites, manufacturing and work in people’s homes can continue. Builders merchants and suppliers of building products are allowed to stay open and work in people’s homes can continue.

Scotland has entered a new lockdown until at least 31 January, and people must work from home if they can. Construction sites and essential work in people’s homes can continue.

Wales is in lockdown with 'Alert Level 4' restrictions in place until at least Friday 8 January when they will be reviewed. Construction sites and work in people’s homes can continue.

Northern Ireland is in lockdown with restrictions due to be reviewed on 23 January, although they are expected to remain in place until at least 6 February. Construction sites and work in people’s homes can continue.

DHF Guidance document

The DHF document Guidance for managing on site working during the Covid-19 outbreak, that was originally issued in May 2020 is still current.

 

Please remember, we are all on hand to help our members and we will keep you updated of further developments.

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