GGF Advises Caution As Lockdown Eases

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As lockdown restrictions continue to ease around the UK, the GGF has advised all companies to be cautious and still adhere to the GGF and government’s guidance to make sure that employees and customers stay safe.

On 12th April, government guidance was updated to state that all retail (including showrooms, garden centres and concession stores) in England could open. Wales and Scotland re-opened showrooms earlier in April and in Northern Ireland retail re-opened at the end of April. In the Republic of Ireland, retail re-opened on 4 May.

In addition, the Scottish government also announced that non-essential work in people’s homes could resume in Scotland from 26 April. The GGF wrote to the Scottish government regarding this matter in March, urging that this restriction be removed and aligned with the rest of the UK, where working in people’s homes has been allowed since last year.

On the news of the restrictions being lifted, John Agnew, GGF Managing Director commented: “It is with some relief for all consumer facing companies that the restrictions are now being eased. With all the statistics going in the right direction, the Glass and Glazing Federation advises all companies re-opening retail premises to operate under the GGF Covid-secure guidance.”

James MacPherson, GGF Health, Safety and Environment Manager added: “It’s great to see that the testing and vaccination programme are having a significant impact and numbers of cases, hospitalisations and fatalities are coming down. However to make sure that we don’t slip back into another lockdown, it is vital that everyone behaves responsibly and takes the necessary precautions. If companies need any support or guidance on this I urge them to utilise the GGF website and check our Covid-safe guides.”

All companies in the industry can access and download the GGF specific guidance via the GGF website - use the links below.


Covid Safe guide for consumers


Covid Safe guide for Installers


Covid Safe guide for manufacturing and the supply chain


Picture: The GGF is advising caution as the UK continues its journey out of lockdown.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
07th May 2021


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