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Coronavirus: Havering Council makes flats available for NHS nurses in Romford

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 April 2020

Havering Town Hall

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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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