Incident at one of our buildings, Thursday 26 March

30 Mar 2020

Statement from One Housing

We were concerned to hear that a man who was sleeping rough in one of our buildings became ill with suspected coronavirus symptoms and was taken to hospital on Thursday evening. We were initially told that the man had sadly passed away and we acted quickly to instruct a deep clean of the building as a precaution. The reason we wrote to residents was not to create panic or spread fear but to notify them that we had organised cleaning of the building and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff. We are very sorry if this has caused distress and we apologise unreservedly for the mistake. We have urged residents to notify us or Street Link if they see anyone sleeping rough so they can get the support they need.