Steve Tucker, Managing Director of Sutton Housing Partnership, said;
In common with London and the south east, Sutton has now gone into Tier 4. This new tier brings with it more strict restrictions than the previous tier, meaning that Sutton is now under ‘stay at home’ rules. Christmas get-togethers have also been cancelled.
It is vital that at this crucial point we continue to work together to protect everyone and ensure that we are all following the updated restrictions.
The new restrictions have been brought in because the situation is extremely serious and we need to make this clear to our residents. This is a deeply worrying situation and the Government has decided we must take action now.
There have been reports of a small minority of residents not following the public health guidance or the current restrictions and I would urge everyone to do so at all times. The measures are there to protect us all and will help us to reduce illness and loss of life and get through the pandemic.
I want to reassure you that all of the staff at Sutton Housing Partnership are committed to providing the best support to residents in need as we can. We have worked hard over the weekend with colleagues across teams and with partners, including Sutton Council, the NHS and the local voluntary sector to make suitable changes to our services.
- All essential services such as caretaking, cleaning and repairs will continue.
- For residents who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable and have to stay at home then food delivery slots are available from local supermarkets. If you have any difficulty with this then contact us to help with support.
- For repairs, if someone in your household has Covid or its symptoms, then you must let us know and we will put the repair on hold until it is safe to carry out the work. For emergency repairs that are required in this situation we can work with you to take steps to prevent transmission and complete the repair safely.
- All other repairs will continue as normal and we will work around any special requirements
- We will continue to contact Independent Living residents weekly to check on how they are doing and provide support
- The Sutton Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop will remain open under Tier 4 restrictions and throughout December.
The response from the Sutton community over the past nine months to combat the challenge of coronavirus has been astonishing. There are so many examples of how residents have come together to spread cheer, look out for one another – this community spirit is what makes our local area so special. We have stepped up before and we will do so again.
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