The government has published its coronavirus recovery strategy, setting out an indicative roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions. Our understanding is that there is no expectation that housing associations will immediately return to business as usual and we know this will take some time. However, the guidance does clarify where work can restart or continue safely where appropriate.
In the pages below, we’ve summarised the key measures, along with how they may affect housing associations and their residents.
We are seeking further clarity on several urgent issues, including the impact for lettings and sales, repairs and maintenance, and supported housing.
We want to hear how the lockdown easing is impacting your organisation – please get in touch with any questions or concerns so we can share this feedback in our ongoing conversations with government departments.
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Night shelters currently closed due to the coronavirus outbreak should remain closed, despite the government’s lifting of other lockdown restrictions.
We’ve summarised the government’s new guidance and highlighted the key points for housing associations.
Operating procedures need to protect vulnerable residents and staff.
As members start to think about the new normal, the NHF is creating a suite of online resources for housing associations to support their preparation and planning for the easing of lockdown.
John Ghader, Chief Executive of Prima Group, shares an overview of how Prima Group is approaching the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Peter Hall, Interim Director of Commercial Services at Radian, shares Radian's approach to repairs and maintenance as lockdown eases.
Kelly McArthur, Head of Lettings at Sovereign, shares Sovereign's approach to lettings in lockdown.
Summary of supporting programmes the government is already operating or planning to roll out which are relevant to housing associations.
We’ve also collated the most relevant official advice on coronavirus, which members can use to plan with their local partners and put appropriate measures in place.