Updated: 1 March 2021
In light of current measures requiring as many of us as possible to stay at home, we want to reassure you that we are operating as “business as usual” - albeit a new version of “usual”.
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. We all need to embrace the online world whilst so many of us are behind closed doors – even if it is just a temporary embrace.
We want to assure you that whilst we are following the government’s advice, we have the welfare of our staff, our communities, and our service contractors at the forefront of our minds with every decision taken. We know this is tough but we are still here for you.
Latest Government Advice
The Government has highlighted that progressing along the proposed schedule of easing lockdown will depend on four tests: the success of the vaccine rollout, evidence of vaccine efficacy, an assessment of new variants, and keeping infection rates below a level that could put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
The current timeline is subject to change in light of the above, but is as follows:
8 March - All pupils in England's schools are expected to return to class, with mass testing and wider use of face masks in secondary schools.
29 March - Groups of up to six people, or two households, allowed to gather in parks and gardens.
12 April - Shops, hairdressers, gyms and outdoor hospitality, as well as self-contained holiday accommodation, could reopen. A review of international leisure travel restrictions could also be announced.
17 May - 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.
21 June – 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.
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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.
In line with the government’s 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.
Being at home constantly can be a challenge. Here we share some top tips on how to stay physically & mentally well during lockdown: