18th June 2020

A message from Ecclesiastical

We are extending our temporary cover enhancements

As the lockdown begins to ease, employers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be considering what measures will need to be in place to keep employees and customers safe in a new working environment.

In following the latest Government guidance, and depending on the industry sector, some premises may need to remain temporarily closed and employees may need to continue working from home for an extended period.

To support you and your clients during this period, we are extending our temporary cover enhancements introduced in April for another two months until the end of August.

The changes, introduced in response to the Government lockdown, ensure that your clients are not unduly penalised for temporary closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Properties that have temporarily closed in order to comply with Government guidance will be covered with no increases to premium, excess or cover.

The temporary changes also provide cover for employees working from home, including contents taken to an employee’s home to help them work remotely due to COVID-19.

By extending the cover for a further 60 days, we aim to provide continued cover while organisations transition back in line with Government advice.

Supporting organisations as they transition out of lockdown and back to the workplace.

We know that organisations across the country will be planning to get back to work as soon as possible once the lockdown ends – but it is critically important that they manage the risks and get it right.

To help you and your clients with this transition, our risk management experts have developed a guide to help organisations plan for re-opening and what needs to be done before and after the doors open.

The advice covers areas such as inspections of the premises, making sure that precautions are taken in line with the Covid-19 guidance published by Public Health England – including social distancing – and ensuring that all staff know about the changes before returning to the office.

Click here to download Ecclesiastical’s guide

If you have any queries please speak to your usual Ecclesiastical contact.

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