The last six months has been incredibly difficult for us all, but by pulling together and looking out for one another we have thankfully been spared from significant Covid-19 outbreaks in our sheltered and retirement courts. Following the Scottish Government’s announcements of new restrictions earlier this week we wanted to keep you informed about what this means in your court.
As the Scottish Government guidance notes, we are not permitted to make indoor social visits to other households. The rules do allow for some visitors to your home, and these might include:
- Hairdressers, either to your flat or at the court salon (if applicable)
- Any children that you look after
- Anyone in your extended household or social bubble (single person households can join a bubble with one other household)
- Repairs and maintenance staff
- Care and support staff
- Court staff carrying out an essential visit
Please note that the Scottish Government’s guidance states that we can only meet up with one other household outdoors, or in permitted locations such as pubs, cafes and restaurants.
In the last few months we have managed to open a limited number of communal lounges but unfortunately these will now have to close. All other communal lounges will also remain closed for the time being. We will review this decision regularly as the guidance from the Scottish Government changes. Laundries and communal outdoor areas will remain open, with social distancing measures in place.
We understand that the restrictions on our lives are incredibly difficult for many of you. If we can help, then please let us know. We will get through this.