Coronavirus advice for social landlords

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The Scottish Housing Regulator has said social landlords must be aware of the impact the virus could have 

6th March 2020 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

Social landlords have been advised to prepare for the impact of the Coronavirus.

The Scottish Housing Regulator has written to all social landlords to highlight how to access the advice on Coronavirus Covid-19 and to advise them on business continuity issues.

The regulator said landlords need to be aware of, and regularly check, the latest advice from Government, the NHS and the Chief Medical Officer.

It has advised all social landlords to ensure that their business continuity / resilience plan is up to date and accessible to all who may need it.  Landlords should also prepare to maintain a record of any instances where service cannot be delivered because of Coronavirus Covid-19, for example where a tenant cannot give access to their home / attend its office because he or she is self-isolating. 

The regulator has advised social landlords to notify it of any significant service disruption or financial impact as a consequence of Coronavirus Covid-19.

A spokesman said: “The regulator will monitor the impact of Coronavirus-Covid-19 on social landlords and will report any significant impact to the Scottish Government.  It will take account of the impact of Coronavirus Covid-19 reported by a landlord when it assesses the landlord’s performance in the annual risk assessment.”

Advice on Coronavirus

The Scottish Government’s advice can be found here https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public health advice can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on NHS Inform.

For the latest advice and information from the UK Government go to gov.uk/coronavirus

Health Protection Scotland provides general advice on protecting people from the virus at: https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/

The latest travel advice is available here: gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus.