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Second lockdown - what does this mean for pest professionals?

04 November 2020

AS ENGLAND goes into a second lockdown from Thursday 5 November, The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has provided advice and FAQs for pest professionals.

Can I still go to work? 

Yes, you can still go to work if you can’t carry out your job from home - this covers most pest management roles, which cannot be done remotely.

It's worth noting that pest management is also confirmed as an essential sector, so this work needs to continue regardless. 

While at work, it's a good idea to carry any employee ID you have and, if you're on our CPD scheme, your BPCA Registered card.

BPCA members also have access to signs for your vans, explaining that you are carrying our essential pest management work to help with unimpeded travel. These can be found in the Member Area of the BPCA website (login required).

Should I go to work?

This is a business decision that only you and your client can make on a case-by-case basis. BPCA cannot make this decision for you.

The BPCA has developed guidance, to help you decide if you should go on a job, and the steps you can take to keep yourself and your customer safe while you work. 

See the BPCA guidance Becoming Covid-19 Secure

You should also let any office/administration staff work from home, as per Government guidance. 

Further guidance

For a full set of COVID-19 guidance, go to BPCA'S dedicated web page.

Topics include: 


  • COVID-19 secure
  • Risk assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Guidance on test and trace procedures for pest management companies
  • Mental Health Support
  • Resources and links

For further information call 01332 294 288 or contact enquiry@bpca.org.uk