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Coronavirus Update - Sheltered Schemes

Published: Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Update regarding residents living in our sheltered housing schemes

In order to reduce the potential for exposing our older and therefore most vulnerable residents to infection, South Essex Homes’ staff will not be visiting sheltered housing schemes for the time being.

Those staff members will instead be making regular telephone calls to all residents, with our priority being those without family members, friends or carers who are willing or able to assist them.

As it stands, residents of our sheltered schemes may still receive visitors but we urge anyone considering visiting one of our schemes to exercise caution – DO NOT visit if you or anyone in your household feel unwell and please wash your hands as per current Government guidance.

This is an evolving situation and as and when national guidance changes, as will our approach to this issue.  We are working towards a plan for the eventuality of those aged over 70 being required to fully self-isolate and we will keep you posted as the advice from the Government develops.