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Updated Covid-19 guidance for social landlords

Updated due to new Covid-19 restrictions and 'stay at home' message. 

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Following the Scottish Government’s announcement of new restrictions to address the rise in Covid-19 cases, and the temporary lockdown now in place for mainland, SFHA convened an emergency meeting of the Social Housing Resilience Group (SHRG) earlier this week to discuss how best to support our sector to respond to the latest guidance.

While the guidance with regards to repairs/maintenance and home moves is unchanged from that issued under Tier 4, it is critical to now view this through the lens of the new ‘stay at home’ message issued by the First Minister.

As a result, SFHA has now updated the Guide to Managing Services (previously the Guide to Restarting Services) in line with the new ‘stay at home’ guidance issued by the Scottish Government on Monday. In addition to updated hyperlinks throughout, the latest version of the guide also includes the following additions:

  • Additional links to other resources (p2)
  • Updates and additional links for new ‘stay at home’ guidance (p4, p18-19, p37)
  • Updates and additional links for identifying key workers (p8 & p24)
  • Appendix E: Example staff communication following latest ‘stay at home’ guidance (p9, p39-40)

A letter to RSLs from the Housing Minister and COSLA has also been issued (you will find this letter to the right of this article, in the downloads section). 

We will keep members up to date with any other changes or developments as soon as they are available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Senior Policy Manager Stacey Dingwall at sdingwall@sfha.co.uk

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