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Covid-19 resources

A wide range of guidance is available across the housing sector and is constantly evolving as the situation changes.

General information and resources about the outbreak are available from Public Health Wales at phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/.

Welsh Government

Detailed Welsh Government guidance for the housing sector, landlords, tenants, local authorities and homelessness organsations is available at gov.wales/housing-coronavirus.

This includes health guidance and regulation guidance for social landlords, guidance for private renters and PRS landlords and managing agents and guidance for local authorities and providers in supported accommodation settings.

Guidance for social and community care and residential settings is at gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-guidance.

Housing minister Julie James wrote for the WHQ website on the Welsh Government response so far. See whq.org.uk/2020/03/27/rising-to-the-covid-19-challenge/.

Her written statement on the response specifically for homelessness and rough sleepers is available at gov.wales/written-statement-covid-19-response-homelessness-and-rough-sleepers

UK Government

Guidance for private and social landlords covers possessions proceedings, rent arrears, property access and other issues: gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-health-guidance-social-landlords.

Measures to protect renters are detailed at www.gov.uk/guidance/government-support-available-for-landlords-and-renters-reflecting-the-current-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak.

Welsh Local Government Association

Information for councils plus a range of useful links are on the WLGA website at www.wlga.wales/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-councils.

Chartered Institute of Housing

Free publications the include briefings on repairs and maintenance, welfare benefits and supported housing as well as engaging with tenants and protection from eviction. All are available at www.cih.org/freepublications.

Community Housing Cymru

Resources available include a guide for housing associations in Wales, a briefing on the emergency legislation and changes to welfare benefits and statements on support for tenants and members. All are available at chcymru.org.uk/en/coronavirus-resources-for-housing-associations.

Cymorth Cymru

Updates for homelessness and housing support organsations are available at www.cymorthcymru.org.uk/en/news-blog/news/.

TPAS Cymru

Information for members, tenants and landlords can be found at www.tpas.cymru/blog/how-tpas-cymru-can-support-you-during-the-covid-19-period. This includes details of a Facebook group for landlord staff across Wales to share information and support each other.

Shelter Cymru

Information and advice about housing rights, benefits and other issues is available at sheltercymru.org.uk/get-advice/coronavirus/.

Tai Pawb

Information and advice for housing providers on Cornoavirus and diverse communities: www.taipawb.org/resources/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-housing-and-diverse-communities/.


Guidance on supporting older people and staff is at erosh.co.uk/news/supporting-older-people-staff-through-coronavirus-covid-19/

Please let us know of any other links and resources and we will add them.

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