Covid-19: the latest government update

Due to an increase of Covid-19 cases in the UK, earlier this week, the government announced changes to its guidance.

From Monday 14 September, you can:

  • Only meet with other households in groups of no more than six people – both inside and outside. This includes inside private homes.

The only exemptions are:

  • Individual households or support bubbles of more than six people
  • Education and work settings
  • Organised and Covid-19 secure team sports
  • Weddings and funerals for up to 30.

In addition to this, Covid-19 secure venues such as places of worship and restaurants can still host larger numbers in total, but groups of up to six must not mix, or form larger groups.

Everyone should continue to wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering indoors or in busy outdoor areas, and keep at least two metres apart at all times.

What do I do if I see someone breaching these guidelines?

Catalyst does not have the authority to take any action against a customer for breaking social distancing rules. However, the police do have the power to enforce these rules and can even give fines to repeat offenders and those refusing to comply.

You can contact the police on the non-urgent 101 number or via their online form to report your concerns.

You can find out more about keeping each other safe here.

How does this affect the services I receive from Catalyst?

This government update will not affect any of the services we provide for you at this time.  

Communal areas and playgrounds

At this time, our communal areas and playgrounds remain open with social distancing guidelines in place. We ask all residents to please keep two metres apart at all times, and to not gather in groups of more than six in these areas.

If you wish to use a communal area or playground and it is busy, we ask you to please leave and come back at a later time when there are less people using the area.

We are currently keeping communal lounges open in our sheltered and supported housing schemes – and will be ensuring that all residents follow the above guidance.

As with any breaches of government guidelines enforced by law, you can report these to the police on the non-emergency number 101.

For the latest updates on Covid-19 and our service, please continue to visit the coronavirus update section of our website.