During these times of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus, those in the electrical trade may find not only their business and work being negatively impacted, but also their mental health. The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is keen to outline what support it can provide to industry members. Please read on for our 17th September update.
We understand this is a complex and difficult time for everyone. We are living in a time of great uncertainty and increasing worry about our health and livelihoods. We understand that the effect of COVID-19 on industry and income will be great and we will all be affected. In times of darkness and insecurity we want to let our Industry members know, that we will be here to help you.
On Monday 14th September, councils in the seven areas of Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Sunderland called for new restrictions. BBC analysis of the government's figures shows that, as of Wednesday, Bolton had the highest rate in England at 204.1 per 100,000 people in the week to 13 September.
Sunderland's rate was 82.1 per 100,000 people, South Tyneside was 93.4, Gateshead was 81.7, Newcastle was 64.1, North Tyneside was 46.7, with County Durham at 37.4 and Northumberland at 25.7. In total there were 1,106 new cases in a seven-day period.
Therefore, Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas are to implement new measures as of midnight tonight (17th September). These measures include pubs closing earlier, table service only in pubs and resraurants, restrictions on households mixing where you may not mix outside your bubble, and changes to late night operating hours for leisure venues (must close by 10pm and cannot reopen before 5am).
Mental Health Support
Symptoms, hygiene and self-isolation