Hebridean Housing Partnership has issued new advice to tenants in the light of the constantly changing situation regarding Coronavirus.
In a statement issued on Friday (20 March) HHP said: “We are currently trying to deliver services in as near a normal manner as possible, but arrangements are changing as the Government continue to issue and update advice.
“If the virus spreads to the islands this will require further changes to be made. The safety of our customers, staff and contractors is of paramount importance. We have therefore taken the following measures at this time:
“If you are worried about being able to make rent payments please contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation. We will do all we can to help. It is very important that we have information on the effect that the current crisis is having on households so that we can work with the Government and other agencies to deal with this.
“If you currently pay your rent in cash, we would ask that you make alternative arrangements in the meantime. This is again to reduce the risk of infections spreading. Please phone us if you want to discuss this.
“We all have a responsibility not to place others at risk, so we would ask that, if possible, requests for repairs or other services are restricted to those that are most urgent. We are working with our contractors to make sure that necessary repairs are carried out. However we will put additional measures in place to protect operatives and tenants.”