We are delighted to let you know that, following the briefing from the First Minister last week, we are removing most of the restrictions at our sheltered and retirement courts.
Where we do not currently have staff on site, please note that the easing of restrictions may take a little longer to be implemented.
|How many tenants are allowed in the communal lounge at one time?||There are no longer any restrictions on the number of tenants allowed in the lounge.|
|Will we have to socially distance while in the lounge?||No, you will no longer have to socially distance while in the lounge.|
|What activities can take place in the lounge?||You can watch TV, listen to the radio and play board games, read books, etc. Organised events that involve the Court Coordinator will not be able to happen for the time being but we are keeping this under regular review.|
|Can my family or friends from outside the court use the lounge?||Not yet. Use of the lounge should be for tenants and staff only for the time being.|
|How will the lounge be cleaned?||Our cleaning staff will clean the lounge to the high standards they have been doing so elsewhere in the court. Lounges may be closed while cleaning takes place and this will be at the discretion of court staff.
We will also provide wipes and we encourage you to use them. For example, after touching a door or window handle.
|Can we use the kitchen?||Yes, you can.|
|What about the laundry?||We will continue to restrict the amount of people allowed in the laundry due to the small amount of space available to protect any tenants who may feel vulnerable.|
|Will the guest rooms reopen?||Guestrooms will remain closed for the time being. We will keep this under regular review.|
|Can I meet the Court Coordinator in their office?||Meetings with tenants and visitors will continue to take place in the communal lounge or the guest room and not in court offices.|
|What can I do to keep me and other tenants safe?||To keep yourself and other tenants safe, please wash your hands thoroughly before leaving your flat.
You should wear a mask while moving around communal areas (unless you are exempt) but you do not have to wear a mask while seated.
Sanitise your hands on arrival in the lounge. Please don’t remove the sanitiser – it is there to keep everyone safe.
Windows in the lounge will be kept open to increase ventilation – please don’t close them.
We hope that this further easing of restrictions at the court will be welcome by you all. We’d like to thank you for your continued understanding over the last year and a half.
If you have any questions, please speak to your Court Coordinator or Housing Officer.