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.
Book your place now for our webinar on 28 May looking at the government's guidance on easing lockdown and what it means for housing associations.
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.