Updated: 19 April 2021
Last week we were once again allowed to open indoor leisure facilities, including gyms and swimming pools. Although restrictions on use are still in place until 17th May (at the earliest), you are now able to once again use these facilities. Additional cleaning and local booking systems have been reinstated so if you haven’t already, please contact your Concierge or Estate Manager for further details or to book your slot (where applicable).
From May 17th we hope that group exercise, saunas and steam rooms are able to open - watch this space for updates nearer the time.
Latest Government Advice
While we must all remain vigilant - in particular against the threat from new COVID-19 variants - and continue to protect the NHS, a safe exit from lockdown has begun. It will take place in four steps; and at each step, the plan is to lift restrictions across the whole of England at the same time.
The plan will be guided by data, not dates, so not to risk a surge in infections that would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS. For that reason, all the dates in the roadmap are indicative and subject to change. There will be a minimum of five weeks between each step: four weeks for the scientific data to reflect the changes in restrictions and to be analysed; followed by one week’s advance notice of the restrictions that will be eased.
So what’s still to come…?
May 17th - Two households or a group of six may be able to meet indoors in a pub or other hospitality venue such as restaurants. Cinemas, museums, hotels, performances and sporting events will also reopen, with up to 30 people able to attend weddings, receptions, funerals and wakes.
June 21st - Potential date for the removal of all legal limits on social contact, with the final closed sectors of the economy reopened - such as nightclubs. The government will also review the need for face masks and social distancing. This will influence work-from-home guidance.
For more information on the roadmap out of lockdown, please click here.
Our office teams are still working remotely so we encourage you to use email or our website to communicate with us. Please visit the Help section of our website where you will find helpful guidance and be able to do things like make a maintenance request. If you need to email us, please make sure your email includes your name, phone number and customer reference number. We will respond as promptly as we can in the current circumstances.
We want to thank all of those who have signed up to our portal MyPropertyOnline and strongly encourage those who haven’t, to do so today please. It will not only assist you more during the final days of lockdown, but in the future too (and it’s jolly good for the planet!).
In line with the government’s latest Coronavirus advice, building maintenance workers are permitted to continue attending sites – while practising social distancing. As large numbers of people are at home, the requirement for building safety, cleaning and maintenance is even greater than normal. Site attendance will continue unless and/or until the Government’s advice changes. We are grateful to these service people who continue to serve the development and community during these challenging times. We ask that you show your appreciation, while remaining conscious of the social distancing requirements.