You will be logged off in  seconds due to inactivity and risk losing your quote. Click here to continue using this web page.

Lockdown 2 – Here We Go Again

Troy Stevens 03 November 2020

If you haven’t already heard from every news station, social media platform, and passer by in the street, cases of Covid-19 are rapidly increasing across the nation. Is it just me or are you getting a feeling of déjà vu?

In an attempt to stem the flow of cases on the run up to Christmas, the Government has placed England into a second lockdown, starting Thursday 5th November 2020 (note that Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are not affected by this as they have their own measures in place).

lockdown 2

Same same but different

It is important to note however that this lockdown is not entirely the same as the lockdown we all experienced in March. This being said, it is still advised that throughout, we all ‘stay at home’, ‘protect the NHS’, and of course, ‘save lives’.

Our Lockdown 2 will take place between this Thursday 5th November to Wednesday 2nd December, meaning that until Thursday the usual local Covid-19 alerts will remain in place. During our new lockdown certain businesses and venues will be shut, and the Government will issue a full list of these to be made available.

Thankfully for tradespeople, Johnson and the cabinet are very keen for construction and blue-collar workers to remain working which means that anyone working in the trades will be able to continue to work throughout. Of course the usual Covid-19 measures are to be undertaken by anyone working during this period, but unlike March there is no need to cease trading entirely (unless that is a decision you would like to make personally).

Despite the lockdown being announced for just a month this time (5th Nov – 2nd Dec) there is uncertainty as to whether this will be extended by the Government after 2nd December. The Government have suggested that whether an extension is introduced will depend on the success of the lockdown, and the volume of Covid-19 Cases.

We’d like to reassure all tradesmen that Rhino Trade Insurance shall continue to work throughout this period. Yes, our Rhino HQ may be empty, but all of our Insurance Executives and Claims Handlers shall be working from home, 6 days a week. If you need to renew your business insurance, take out a new policy for your business, or simply discuss your insurance requirements then Rhino will be open and ready to talk to you.

Good luck everyone, and see you on the other side!

What will happen if my builder isn’t insured and something goes wrong?
What will happen if my builder isn’t insured and something goes wrong?

Rhino Trade Insurance 03 February 2023

When you have building work done on your home, there is always a possibility that damage or injury can be caused. Trade insurers like Rhino Trade Insurance know about this and regularly share content encouraging tradespeople to have the right cover before stepping foot on-site. 

Read more

What’s the difference between a Joiner and a Carpenter?
What’s the difference between a Joiner and a Carpenter?

Rhino Trade Insurance 02 February 2023

The basic understanding we have is that both of these professions work with wood. But what are the main distinctions, the trades characteristics, and the types of insurance available to them? While there is a certain level of cross-over in these trades, let's better understand the main differences between Joiners and Carpenters.

Read more

Supporting Local Tradesmen: How to Find and Hire Quality Professionals in Your Community
Supporting Local Tradesmen: How to Find and Hire Quality Professionals in Your Community

Rhino Trade Insurance 31 January 2023

For anyone who is a fan of the show 'Cowboy Builders', you'll know that there are some horror stories out there. Most tradesmen and women are dedicated, dependable and will work really hard for you. It's the bad apples we want to help you avoid. 

Read more

TALK TO AN EXPERT

Our team of experts are available to talk to Mon-Fri 08.30-17.30 and Sat 10.00-14.00

online chat

Our team are online during office hours. Send a message if you have a query.

call

Call our team of experts during the office hours noted above.

Form

No problem. Fill in our quick form and let us know when’s a good time for you.