Current Update 21/12/2020

We’d like to reassure members that the rules around working have not changed, whichever Tier you find yourselves in.  You must continue to follow the correct procedures to ensure you, your staff and your customers are not put at unnecessary risk, using the correct PPE and taking all relevant precautions, and you should not enter a home where there is someone with Covid 19 or someone who is self isolating, but otherwise you may continue to carry out work.  The Tier 4 rules state:

Work and volunteering

You can leave home for work purposes, where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home (including if your job involves working in other people’s homes).

As with earlier periods of high restrictions it is up to each and every member to decide whether they wish to continue with domestic or commercial work, a decision that we’re sure will be based on personal circumstances as well as Government guidance, but there are no rules preventing you from working if you decide to do so.  You can find all relevant guidance at:

and specific advice about working in other peoples homes at:

We would like to take this opportunity to again wish all CAI members a Merry Christmas and a more straightforward 2021!