Essential Service – What Does That Mean?
You’re not alone if you keep hearing the word “essential” used to describe businesses, employees, gatherings and services and are still unclear on what it actually means as the guidelines keep changing each day. When it comes to dealing with the global pandemic we are facing, there is no guidebook that governments can look to and follow. By its definition, essential is something that is necessary, indispensable or unavoidable.
The Australian Government has restricted non-essential services in a bid to protect the wider community from the spread of coronavirus. Indoor and outdoor public gatherings are limited to two people – exceptions to this include; weddings, funerals, households and essential services. Among the list of professions included in essential services are:
- Manufacturers of food and drink
- Trades involved in essential health projects
- Healthcare workers
- Accommodation providers
- Public administration and defence
- Community and voluntary workers
These restrictions are put in place to keep vulnerable groups of the Australian population safe. There are new updates and regulations being out each day, be sure to keep up to date from reliable government-based sources.
Jetset Plumbing is classified as an essential business and we are open and abiding by all state and federal rules and regulations. The safety of our clients, customers and staff are our number one priority and we have implemented a number of measures to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus. We are here to help in any plumbing crisis and we have our gloves, face masks and hand sanitiser stocked up, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We understand that this is a very stressful time, particularly for families that have members that are at greater risk of contracting coronavirus. Rest assured that the team at Jetset Plumbing are doing everything possible to be there for you, when you need us most.