We are pleased to let you know that we will be opening the communal lounges for courts in levels 2, 1 and 0. This is where we have staff on site so Scotsburn, Stafford, MacEwen, Nigel Henderson and Douglas Haig will remain closed for the time being.
When will the lounge reopen?
The lounge will reopen on Wednesday 16th June.
How many tenants are allowed in the lounge at one time?
We are having to limit the numbers of tenants who can use the lounge to help keep everyone safe.
The lounge will be set up to meet government guidance on the number of households who can meet indoors. Tables and chairs will be spaced apart accordingly – please don’t move them.
Please remain seated whilst in the lounge. If there are no seats available, come back to the lounge at another time.
Will the lounge only be open when staff are on-site?
No, the lounge will be open all the time. We are trusting you to be respectful of others and to follow government guidance to keep you and your fellow residents safe.
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.
We will also provide wipes and we encourage you to use them. For example, after touching a chair, table, door or window handle.
Can we use the kitchen?
Unfortunately the kitchen will remain closed for the time being. We will open the kitchen as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. If you’d like to eat or drink, please bring your own with you and don’t share food, plates or cutlery, etc, with other tenants. Please make sure any drinks have a lid on them while walking through the court.
Will we have to stay two metres apart from others?
Yes, you should continue to practice social distancing while in the lounge.
What activities can take place in the lounge?
Only meet ups with other tenants is allowed just now. Bingo and other games are not able to take place yet.
Can my family or friends from outside the court use the lounge?
No, we’d like to limit the use of the lounge to tenants only for the time being, due to the space available.
How long can I stay in the lounge?
You can stay in the lounge as long as you want. However, as we’re only allowed to have a limited number of tenants in the lounge at one time, please be mindful that you might be keeping other tenants from using the lounge if you stay too long.
What can I do to keep me and other tenants safe?
The best thing you can do to keep yourself and everyone else safe is to have both doses of the vaccine when asked and to encourage your friends and family to do the same.
To keep yourself and other tenants safe, please wash your hands thoroughly before leaving your flat.
You should wear a mask in the corridor and when walking through the lounge (unless your are exempt). We also advise you to wear a mask while seated in the lounge too.
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. Bring a jumper or an extra layer if you feel the cold.
Where applicable, can we still go through the lounge to access the garden?
Yes, you can. Please remember that meeting outside is safer than meeting indoors.
Please go directly to the garden without stopping in the lounge if it is already full.
Thank you for your continued understanding over the last year while the lounge has been closed – we know the closure has been tough for some of you and we appreciate your patience.