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Coronavirus Update - Friday 28 January 2022

Confused by the latest coronavirus rules? 

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Because there's been lots of changes, we’ve decided to send out an extra reminder, detailing the main rules you need to be aware of regarding Covid-19.

If you didn’t get a chance last week, please familiarise yourselves with the latest guidance which we have summarised below. 


Changes to our services commence from Monday:



Work from work, if you can

You no longer need to work from home, your employer will likely be planning a return to normal working conditions.

You will no longer need to show any kind of pass in your NHS smartphone app at venues and events by law. However, some businesses may differ in rules in the short term.


Face masks

You no longer need to wear a face mask in most indoor settings.

However, the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded indoor spaces. 

This is especially important if you are mixing with people you don’t normally mix with, for any prolonged amount of time. 

Staff and pupils in any educational setting will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms, although some schools are reportedly asking students to continue with masks for now. 


Plumer House

From Monday (31 January) Plumer House will be open to residents again.
Opening hours will return to 9am until 5pm from Monday to Thursday, and 9am until 4.30pm on Fridays.
Face masks are required in the building for staff and residents alike. The Beacon will also be open as usual with face coverings and social distancing continuing from Monday.


All adults are now eligible for a booster jab. Click here to book your booster jab.

If you haven’t been vaccinated at all, you can still find your nearest pop-up vaccination clinic by clicking here.



You can now stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. 

If either test is positive, wait until the next day before testing again and receiving a negative result. 

To keep abreast of any changes, please go to the government website.


In other news. . . 


Green light for final phase of North Prospect regeneration

PCH has received confirmation of much-anticipated funding to complete the final phase of the North Prospect development.

Homes England has confirmed that PCH will be awarded £3.77M in grant funding to enable the completion of the 15-year long programme.

Read the full story by clicking here. Or if you live in North Prospect, then the full story will be featured in our Regeneration newsletter.


PCH retains top credit rating

The pandemic has thrown up many financial challenges for housing associations. Which is why we are thrilled to report that we have officially retained our A+ credit rating. 

This will ensure a stable financial future for PCH. 

Read the full story by clicking here.