Coronavirus: Havering Council makes flats available for NHS nurses in Romford
PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 April 2020
Havering Council has made flats available for NHS nurses and other health professionals who have to stay away from home during the Covid-19 crisis.
Five flats have been prepared at a council sheltered accommodation scheme in Romford, which a council spokeswoman said had been partly emptied to make way for redevelopment.
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Tradeline, a contractor, has donated £1,300 worth of bedding, kettles and kitchen utensils for the nurses during their stay.
Health professionals would be required to self-isolate if a member of their household displayed coronavirus symptoms - preventing nurses from working at hospital for instance.
Council leader Damian White said: “These flats, and others we are preparing, will provide much-needed accommodation to our NHS heroes.”
The council added that more homes are set to be made available in the coming weeks.
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