Emergency housing repairs only until further notice for council tenants.
Following last night’s announcement from Government and in line with the rest of the housing sector we are, from today, carrying out emergency repairs only until further notice.
Emergency repairs only
All existing non-emergency jobs are cancelled and tenants will be informed that no new jobs will be raised until the situation changes.
For emergency repairs we are advising our staff about maintaining social distancing within tenants’ homes during emergency repairs in order to limit the spread of the virus.
Our main material supplier Travis Perkins is closing, which will limit our access to supplies. We are in discussions with them and local suppliers about contingency planning to allow us to maintain our emergency repairs service.
Maintain social distancing with tenants
Cllr Holly Whitbread Cabinet Member for Housing Services said:
These are unprecedented times and on the Prime Minister’s directive to:
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
We felt we had to take this decision.
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