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We’ve been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and how we can best protect our community, our neighbourhoods and our staff throughout the pandemic.

 

 

 

 

Throughout the pandemic we have modified our ways of working to help keep our customers and colleagues safe.

  • Our offices remain closed to the public. If you need to contact us, please call 0300 5000 600 or email  hello@connecthousing.org.uk.
  • We continue to carry out repairs work and essential safety inspections in customers’ homes. We are prioritising emergency and urgent work. In some instances, non-urgent and routine work may be temporarily postponed.
  • Neighbourhood and support services are being delivered remotely where possible.
  • Staff continue to work in our sheltered and supported housing schemes.
  • We continue to let properties and process requests for shared ownership but are unable to process mutual exchanges at the present time. Property viewings are being carried out virtually where possible.

 

The health and safety of our customers and colleagues is our priority and therefore we continue to limit face-to-face contact and offer services remotely where we can.  In instances where a home visit or contact with a member of our team is required, our colleagues will take the following steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

  • Maintain 2m social distancing at all times.
  • Wear a face mask and appropriate PPE.
  • Wipe down and sanitise all surfaces touched in a customer’s home.
  • Make contact before the visit to check if you or any members of your household have tested positive for COVID-19, are suffering from symptoms or self-isolating.

 

 

 

We ask you to also take the following precautions for home visits or face to face contact with members of our team.

  • Let us know if you are shielding, self-isolating or if you or a member of your household tests positive or develops COVID-19 symptoms before our visit.
  • During the visit ensure you are wearing a face covering and maintaining 2m social distancing at all times
  • For home visits, ventilate the room and leave internal doors open where possible so we don’t have to touch them
  • Stay in a different room while any repairs/safety inspection work is taking place

We have COVID Secure risk assessments and policies in place for all our service areas. If you would like to obtain copies of our risk assessments or have any queries about the measures we are taking to protect customers and colleagues from COVID-19 please call us on 0300 5000 600 or email hello@connecthousing.org.uk.

As lockdown restrictions ease, we will regularly review our ways of working to expand service provision where it is safe to do so. We will continue to work within the latest government guidelines and will provide updates on this page and through our social media sites as service delivery changes.

Check out the news section of the website for further information and details of help and advice available to customers.

Please continue keep yourself and others safe through this pandemic by following the Government guidelines (www.gov.uk/covid). If you do need support, please contact your Community Housing Officer, Support Worker, or call us on 0300 5000 600.

Last updated: 10th March 2021

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