Housing Occupancy: Coronavirus

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Shabana Mahmood Shabana Mahmood Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people living in multi-generational households as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 15 June 2020

As set out in Our Plan to Rebuild, the Government is introducing a range of adjustments to social distancing measures, timing these carefully according to both the current transmission rate of the virus and the Government’s ability to ensure safety. The steps for modifying social distancing measures are set out in the plan, with strict conditions to safely move from each step to the next.

Public Health England recently updated its guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where a member of the household is aged 70 or over, or has an underlying health condition, meaning they are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

The guidance can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/guidance-for-households-with-grandparents-parents-and-children-living-together-where-someone-is-at-increased-risk-or-has-symptoms-of-coronavirus-cov

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