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1bubbles1xl Mon 13-Apr-20 08:20:11

My husband has decided to go back to work today.
And is taking his 17 year old son to help.
My husband owns a mobile valeting company and after 3 weeks off he has decided to start advertising and go back to work today.

We have enough money to last us through this Crisis.

My problem is that I have ocd and asthma. My biggest fear is catching covid19 and it killing me.
He knows how I feel as I've been terrified and in tears a lot.

I can't talk to him about it, as he just gets stroppy and refuses to speak to me. It's like living with a stranger.

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kevintheorangecarrot Mon 13-Apr-20 08:44:22

He is breaking government regulations as he isn't classed as a key worker.

LIZS Mon 13-Apr-20 08:51:46

You can work outside the home if the nature of the work means you cannot do otherwise, as long as social distance is maintained. Is it car valeting? So largely outside and using cleaning equipment?

1bubbles1xl Mon 13-Apr-20 08:52:17

I'm not sure who is and who isn't allowed to work.
I myself would say the same. Only key workers are ok to go to work.

Does anyone know where I can find this info?

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MigginsMs Mon 13-Apr-20 08:53:24

He is breaking government regulations as he isn't classed as a key worker

Why do people keep spouting such shit?

MigginsMs Mon 13-Apr-20 08:54:40

OP, if he works outside I honestly wouldn’t be worried. I imagine it’s fairly easy to maintain social distancing doing his job.

thatmustbenigelwiththebrie Mon 13-Apr-20 08:54:43

Yes he is allowed to work as he can't work from home. Interestingly I had an email from my hairdressers saying they're reopening next week. So I think a few businesses will do this.

minipie Mon 13-Apr-20 08:55:09

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

You can go out for work if you cannot work from home

RicStar Mon 13-Apr-20 08:55:22

He can work providing he can follow social distancing - there has not been a requirement to be a key worker to keep working in the UK.

kevintheorangecarrot Mon 13-Apr-20 08:55:36

@MigginsMs how is it shit? Tell me how valeting is classed as a keyworker?

1bubbles1xl Mon 13-Apr-20 08:55:45

I agree and have been telling him not to work

But he's so pig headed and selfish that he does not listen.
Then just does what the hell he wants to do.

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kevintheorangecarrot Mon 13-Apr-20 08:56:09

OK ignore me then! Sorry I got the wrong end of the stick. I understand why OP is worried.

NotEverythingIsBlackandwhite Mon 13-Apr-20 08:56:52

He is breaking government regulations as he isn't classed as a key worker.
In the UK it isn't only key workers that are allowed to work. My understanding is that anyone who can't work from home is allowed to work but must ensure they comply with social distancing measures. However, I don't think the OP's husband's type of business is appropriate to continue with in the current circumstances.

I would be surprised if many people would want their vehicles valeted. Someone else touching the inside of your vehicle and breathing, maybe coughing in it? Not for me, thanks.

MigginsMs Mon 13-Apr-20 08:58:35

Interestingly I had an email from my hairdressers saying they're reopening next week

I think that might be wishful thinking, haven’t they been closed by the government? I doubt they will be opening any time soon. Also how do you socially distance when cutting hair?

lampceiling Mon 13-Apr-20 08:59:39

It's not just key workers who are allowed to work, as long as he is practising social distancing he can work. I understand why you are worried though.

Frouby Mon 13-Apr-20 08:59:45

He can work. He is not a keyworker but anyone who can work safely should because after all this is over we need an economy.

Dh is a builder. The sites have remained open and although he took a couple of weeks off, he is going back tomorrow now the sites have established social distancing and safe working practices.

This won't be over in a few weeks. Everyone needs to do their bit and that includes keeping the economy ticking over. The only restrictions on working was that you should work from home if possible.

1bubbles1xl Mon 13-Apr-20 08:59:59

@kevintheorangecarrot
I am worried.
For my health.

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shineaflight Mon 13-Apr-20 09:01:41

Probably one of the safest jobs he could be doing. Does the son live with you? If not that's the riskiest bit of it all

ChipsAreLife Mon 13-Apr-20 09:03:37

I see where you're coming from but this isn't going away over night. You would have to wait for a vaccine to be sure you're safe.

Who knows when one will be developed and then manufactured and administered to everyone. Can you all stay home for the duration of that? If so he needs to accept he can't go out for the rest of the year.

1bubbles1xl Mon 13-Apr-20 09:04:24

Yes son lives with us

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ChipsAreLife Mon 13-Apr-20 09:04:28

But I agree he's basically working on his own outside so pretty safe?

Ilikewinter Mon 13-Apr-20 09:14:23

I think a lot of self employed people will start to go back to work by the end of May, plumbers, electricians, building site contractors, hairdressers, barbers, car wash places, take aways will start to open up again, i think mcdonalds, kfc etc will open.
I think once one starts up others will follow. The country wont stay on ahut down until a vaccine is found.

TJH130 Mon 13-Apr-20 10:10:43

People will have to start going back to work soon, else if you keep everyone locked up like a lot of people on here want until its totally eradicated 100% from the entire world, then there wont be any jobs or economy to go back to and the result of that will be far worse.

The Government wont keep paying everyone forever and there's already been reports that more companies have applied for money than expected. Don't think this furlough scheme will be extended as its already unaffordable.

Myownwendyhouse Mon 13-Apr-20 10:24:12

I’m still working. I’m a housekeeper. U can work if u can’t work from home.

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