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Can I get a window cleaner round?

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wondering7777 Tue 21-Apr-20 11:22:10

My windows are filthy and I’m 38 weeks pregnant so don’t have the energy to do them myself at the moment. Would it be ok to get a window cleaner round? He’ll only be doing the outside so there will be zero contact - and I pay by bank transfer...

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strawberry2017 Tue 21-Apr-20 11:22:49

I think they are still allowed because you don't technically have to go near them. X

AnyFucker Tue 21-Apr-20 11:23:04

My window cleaner has just been

bluebell34567 Tue 21-Apr-20 11:23:24

i dont see any problem. better clean than dirty. and minimal contact.

bluebell34567 Tue 21-Apr-20 11:24:23

i dont know about this in a block of flats though.

Tiredmumno1 Tue 21-Apr-20 11:25:04

Our window cleaner just lets us know the day before he comes, so we can unlock gates for him. He just gets on with it (no contact) and we transfer money when he has finished.

ilovecakeandwine Tue 21-Apr-20 11:29:12

Yeah mine came , I paid by bacs transfer .
What's the issue ? hmm

RebelWhoWashesFor19Seconds Tue 21-Apr-20 11:54:08

Unless the rules have changed (which is possible as they're updated daily) I'm sure non contact jobs can still go ahead.

ChipsAreLife Tue 21-Apr-20 11:57:17

Yeah ours came last week. They text before and asked that everyone stay in whilst they were here. We always pay BACs anyway

MRex Tue 21-Apr-20 11:58:23

Yes, we had ours round this week.

MadisonAvenue Tue 21-Apr-20 12:02:53

Ours texted last week and said that they’re not working for the time being. The text said that driving around in the van means that they’re making non-essential journeys and will text again when they’re able to resume.

Sheeeeesh Tue 21-Apr-20 12:06:30

Yes it is fine. Our window cleaner told DH he'd lost 1/3 of his business, we are still able to pay him so happy to keep doing so.

coconuttelegraph Tue 21-Apr-20 12:08:09

Are you allowed to? - yes

Can you find one - who knows grin

vanillandhoney Tue 21-Apr-20 12:11:22

It's fine. Our local one is still working.

The text said that driving around in the van means that they’re making non-essential journeys and will text again when they’re able to resume.

Surely it's for work so it is essential? People can still work out of the home so long as they can maintain social distancing confused

Wewearpinkonwednesdays Tue 21-Apr-20 12:14:20

Mine still came yesterday.

sanealaddin Tue 21-Apr-20 13:48:38

Mine is still coming regularly.

Deux Tue 21-Apr-20 13:49:47

Yes. Anyone who cannot work from home can continue working.

MadisonAvenue Tue 21-Apr-20 15:29:18

I thought that too, and I expect that our window cleaner has misunderstood the advice. I’ve just re-read the text and the actual wording used is “under lockdown restrictions we are not allowed to
commute”.

MRex Wed 22-Apr-20 09:02:54

Maybe your window cleaner has someone vulnerable at home at doesn't want the excess risk of petrol stations, handling money etc. I'd be very cautious before telling someone what they ought to do!

MadisonAvenue Wed 22-Apr-20 10:19:01

@MRex I’m not telling anyone what they should do! I was just sharing the text I’d received.

MRex Wed 22-Apr-20 16:19:35

Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like I was accusing, it just sounded like you thought he'd misunderstood advice when it might just be how he chose to say he wasn't coming.

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