How is coronavirus affecting Tidy Gardens?
Are we still doing our business ?
- We are being affected by less than usual amount of enquiries which translates to the amount of work we get however our regular garden maintenance visits are being caried out as usual.
- We are also experiencing troubles sourcing plants – a lot of these come from mainland Europe. Haulage is currently restricted in some ways.
Gardeners at work are quite isolated and lonely human beings . We work mainly on our own or in small teams so we pose no major risk of infecting other people whilst at work.
You can limit it even further by staying home and letting us do our normal chores in your gardens. We will still do a great job without those cookies and coffees. We can catch up on these later in the year
WHAT ABOUT YOU ?
Being isolated doesn’t mean you have to be confined to four corners of your house. You have four corners of your fence ! Why not go out into your garden and spend some time there. Having us for garden maintenance means that you can enjoy your garden even now, whilst doing whatever you like in there.
Leave all the other bits you don’t want to do for TIDY GARDENS team!
* 23-03-2020 UPDATE
Following government announcement today I have stopped doing quotations / estimates on home / garden visits. No home / garden visits will take place for the purpose of an estimate as we have to limit social contact.
- you can contact us with information / photos and based on this alone we might be able to give estimates. To get in touch please use our contact form.
- our regular garden maintenance visits take place as usual.
Work can only be carried out as long as there’s no close contact between us and our clients. Please help us to limit this to a bare minimum.
FURTHER CLARIFICATION WHICH SHOULD REMOVE ALL DOUBT FOR US GARDENERS
and it comes from BBC website
People working alone, providing community services such as gardeners or window cleaners can continue to work.
“If they can go about their business safely this can be good for the community and we would encourage them to do so,” said Ms Sturgeon.
Considering today’s announcement about help for self-employed due to coronavirus I do have a question to You guys!
Am I, an employee of my own limited company ? or am I self-employed?
Which scheme do I qualify for?
– Coronavirus self employment income support scheme ?
– Coronavirus job retention scheme ?
IF ANYONE IS IN SIMILAR POSITION – SOLELY RUNNING A LIMITED COMPANY AND BEING IT’S EMPLOYEE THEN PLEASE COMMENT BELOW
Are you aware if we an we carry on doing regular garden maintenance work in a garden where the homeowner is a shielded person? Thanks
Hi I know I submitted this comment this morning, but have now found out the Public Health England are stating that gardening is not considered essential work and should not be carried out at all.
In a position where it would appear I get little or no support from the government. I am the only employee in a limited company where I am the director. I contribute tax year on year but have been forgotten or ignored. Regards HH
Bloom & Prune rye East Sussex
Still working as usual or though some clients have cut hours due to lack of money from their business.
I believe if you keep your distance and work on your own in a garden or private estate there should be no worries!
It’s probably the safest place you can be keep safe everyone
I work as a gardener in Sussex.
I am very confused about the ambiguous guidelines on our trade. I can adhere to the social distancing in most gardens. However, the only specific advice to our trade comes from Nicola Sturgeon. She is referring to Scotland not England. Any advice would be most welcome.
I’m running a garden maintenance business . Being asked to work but so unclear I have contracts to attend to but worried about doing so HELP!!!
It is permitted to travel to work if it is not possible for you to work from home.
See section 4 of this government guidance on permitted travel to work: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others#going-to-work
Im a gardener in London doing regular maintenance for my clients
Can i carry on as from today.?
You should know the answer if you’ve read all that’s here.
Hi I’m a self employed gardener, don’t meet any clients, talk by phone only. Work alone use my own tools etc..
CAN I STILL WORK??
Dave sounds as you’re in the same position as we are and we do work.
My partner works for a landscaping garden company, they work in pairs and travel to jobs in work van, in pairs… the boss says that their company is not yet eligible for the job retention scheme? How true is this? Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks x
Am I allowed to work I am a grains maintenance we look look after a lot of schools and carry out work on school grounds
Can you keep social distancing in this environment ? If so then currently it seems like you can do your work.
Is this still within the government guidelines
As far as I know yes