SIA licence renewal in lockdown

In response the current covid-19 global pandemic, lots of workers have been sent home from work following the advice of our government. Only those who are essential or key workers are allowed to leave their house to work.

Security operatives and any roles in relation to offering security services are essential roles therefore are able to help the nation in the fight to beat the virus.

A statement given to SIA was released late March 2020 states –

“Roles essential to supporting law and order, with the potential to reduce demand on policing, also meet the critical worker definition. This would include, amongst other areas, the guarding of empty or closed commercial, retail or office premises; the monitoring of similar through CCTV or other remote means; and the provision of alarm response centres including mobile units.”

With SIA offices being closed they have made some adjustments in terms of licence renewals to enable us security workers to continue fulfilling our roles in these uncertain times.

SIA released this statement – “Over the last few weeks a number of you have raised concerns about having to go to a Post Office as part of the licence renewal process. In response to this, we have changed our processes so that most people who are renewing their licence will not need to go to the Post Office to have their documents checked. If you are renewing your licence, you will receive instructions through the online account so please log into your account for guidance.”