Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Energy Assessors

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Energy Assessors

Further to 'moving home guidance' published on 15 May 2020, MHCLG has today updated its guidance on meeting the regulatory requirement to secure a valid Energy Performance Certificate on marketing a property during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Energy assessments can continue in both domestic and non-domestics properties and should only be conducted in accordance with:

  • Government advice on staying alert and staying safe during this period - this guidance explains the measures that will help everyone to stay safe as the country continues to respond to the challenges of coronavirus. Please see in particular the advice around going to work where the work cannot be done at home and the workplace is open, staying safe when you leave home and whilst at work.
  • Government advice on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) - this advice supports employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Particular attention should be paid to the specific guidance in relation to work carried out in people’s homes.
  • Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - this advice supports those who wish to move home, to conduct the key activities around moving home safely.


The full updated guidance is available here.

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