Covid-19 and the move away from essential services
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation, at Local Heroes we made the proactive decision to only allow essential jobs to be booked on our platform. This change was to comply with Government advice, and has been in place for over six weeks.
Because of this, we’ve been able to support our most vulnerable customers during times of need. We’ve received reviews from lots of grateful customers throughout this period who want to thank Heroes for their dedication to complete essential work.
Following the recent changes to Government advice, we have decided to lift some of the restrictions on our website, resuming our regular service and allowing all jobs to be booked on our website.
“We made the decision to limit our services to prioritise people and services we knew would be essential. However, we are now pleased that we can help a greater number of people.”Camilla Benitz, head of Local Heroes
With this in mind, we want to keep customers and Heroes safe; we are still asking all parties to follow the social distancing measures and all other recommendations in the Government’s guidelines. We recommend that customers and Heroes have conversations surrounding vulnerability and Covid-19 prior to jobs being completed. There will still be an option when booking a job for customers to mark themselves as vulnerable or to let Heroes know that they are self isolating.
Camilla Benitz, head of Local Heroes, says “We made the decision to limit our services to prioritise people and services we knew would be essential during a difficult time. However, we are now pleased that we can help a greater number of people by resuming our regular service of jobs that can be booked”.