Just to check into you should be able to just remove the timing cover
To replace it and get ful access to all the parts you'd need to remove it
I recently changed the cam belt on a 1.2 8v and found that the engine mount had to be removed to get the covers off as they are trapped behind the mount.
You can pull back the top of the top cover enough to see the belt (and in my case that was enough to tell me that the belt needed changing) so you should be able to tell whether it needs changing or not.
It’s a cheap and easy belt to change if you have any doubts about its condition.
I think changing the belt would be within my capabilities, but the part I worry about it bleeding the system after changing the water pump.
I had a Punto before that had a constant air lock after having the cambelt and pump changed at a garage. No matter how much I bled it I could never get rid of the air.
Just checked my one and I can confirm.
This need to remove the engine mount as the bottom cover is trapped behind it. The to one is to but can be leavered out.