Shepper Updates for Covid-19
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Written by Jack Hyatt
Updated over a week ago

Update 4th November
In response to the UK government’s new national restrictions and announcement of a second lockdown, we have reviewed our services and made some changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our Shepherds.

To find out more about these changes read the full update on our blog Second lockdown: How we can help you and which checks we're continuing

Update 25th September
With the latest announcing from the government on new rules and safety measures we shall be reviewing all checks that we plan to add to the market to continue to ensure all our checks are safe and socially responsible for our Shepherd to complete.

Our Shepherds safety and public safety is the number one priority to us and strongly aligns to our We Care value at Shepper.

Update 1st August
Following government advice, more and more business are beginning to get back to normal with new safety measures in place. We too are continuing to add more check to our market while doing all we can to ensure the safety of all our Shepherds.

Keep an eye out for some outdoor checks happening in August and September throughout the UK. These should be both fun and easy to do while maintaining a safe distance from others.

As always follow the latest government and local advice.

Update 5th May

A few weeks ago we had to pause our checks following government advice to stop the spread of COVID-19. After regularly reviewing the situation, we will soon be resuming essential checks that are safe for our Shepherds to complete. This will allow us to support businesses through these tough times and give some of our Shepherds jobs to complete. In the coming weeks, we’ll be slowly adding new checks in certain areas.

How to stay safe when doing essential checks:

  1. Wash your hands

  2. Keep to social distancing rules

  3. Avoid touching your face, mouth and eyes

  4. Don’t go out if you feel unwell or if you’re vulnerable

  5. Plan and prepare

  6. Avoid public transport

Before you set off to complete an essential check, read our guide to find out more about what jobs will be available and how to keep safe at

Update 24th March
In light of the current events, we have taken the decision to temporarily cease all jobs until further notice.

As you can imagine these are big decisions to make but we have a responsibility to protect each other and the safety and welfare of all citizens must now take priority.

Whether you have been with us for many years and completed hundreds of jobs or have only recently joined, we are sorry if you are disappointed and ask that you do stick with us and each other whilst we all overcome these challenging times.

Lastly we want you to know that Shepper is fit and healthy as a business and despite these drastic measures, that will not change.

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