Update, 24/03/2020: please read a message from our Directors here.
As a company, we are listening and reacting to the information provided only by the government at this time, to ensure unnecessary panic is avoided.
The main message from the government is that everyone should remain calm and take reasonable precautions to protect ourselves. Simple hygiene measures like washing your hands with soap and water often, and avoiding people who are unwell, can help stop viruses like Covid-19 spreading.
The most important thing we can all do, is avoid creating panic and to keep advising all parties to follow the government’s advice. A reminder of where to find the latest information is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.
As a reasonable precaution, we have made the decision to postpone all meetings, including AGM’s and site visits, until further notice. We are currently exploring all options available to us that would allow our employees to work from home should the need arise.
We have advised our contractors to follow the Government guidelines in regards to this current health situation. Please note that this could impact lead times on jobs, should our contractors feel the need to adhere to the more stringent regulations.
New guidance states that you should self-isolate for 7 days from the onset of Covid-19 symptoms, and anyone in the same household should self-isolate for 14 days from the same point. If another member of your household develops symptoms, however mild, at any time during the 14 days, they must not leave home for a further 7 days from when symptoms started.
This guidance aims to reduce the overall amount of infection a single household could pass on to others in their community.
The symptoms are:
- a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above).
- a new, continuous cough - (a cough that you've not had before. For those who usually have a cough, it means it's got worse. Continuous means coughing for more than an hour more than 3 times in 24 hours).
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
If you are self-isolating at a property managed by Cleaver Property Management, please let your Property Manager know and follow the government ‘stay at home guidance’ found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance.
The Prime Minister has also set out a number of social distancing measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. For those who are showing no symptoms, are under 70 or have no underlying health conditions, they are advised to limit their social contact where possible. This includes limiting use of public transport, working from home if possible and not going to crowded social spaces such as pubs, restaurants, theatres and bars.
Those who are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant, are strongly advised against the above activities, and to significantly limit face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible.
Please stay safe and bear with us, we ask for you co-operation at a time that is difficult for all. Thank you.