Retailers and installers have been warned not to drop their guard on Covid safety as lockdown restrictions are eased around the UK.

Showrooms in England, Scotland and Wales can now open again, with Northern Ireland, then the RoI following soon, and as of yesterday Scotland lifted its ban on working in customer’ homes but the Glass & Glazing Federation urged all in the industry to continue behaving responsibly and avoid letting the virus take hold again.

GGF health, safety and environment manager James MacPherson said: “It’s great to see that the Government testing and vaccination programme are having a significant impact and numbers of cases, hospitalizations and fatalities are coming down. However to make sure that we don’t slip back into another lockdown, it is vital that everyone behaves responsible and takes the necessary precautions.

“If companies need any support or guidance on this I urge them to utilize the GGF website and check our COVID safe guides.”

GGF MD John Agnew added, “It is with some relief for all consumer facing companies that the restrictions are now being eased. With all the Government statistics going in the right direction, the GGF advises all companies re-opening retail premises to operate under the GGF and Government Covid-secure guidance.”

All companies in the industry can access and download the GGF specific guidance via the GGF website. Please see links below:

GGF COVID Safe guides:

COVID Safe guide for consumers

COVID Safe guide for Installers

COVID Safe guide for manufacturing and the supply chain