Yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tougher measures to help slow the spread of Coronavirus in England.

The new measures, which take effect from Wednesday 6th January 2021 will include restrictions on movement and further social exemptions.

Government guidance states that every KBB showroom in the UK has to close and will not be able to operate by appointment only.

The advice on which businesses should close states that “showrooms such as those for bathrooms, kitchens, tiles, and glazing” should close whilst builders merchants and suppliers of products and tools used in building work and repairs may remain open.

For workers in construction and manufacturing the guidelines state: Where people cannot work from home – including, but not limited to, people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction, or manufacturing – they should continue to travel to their workplace. This is essential to keeping the country operating and supporting sectors and employers.

To find out more about how this affects tradespeople click the link