In Bield Housing & Care we are taking the current Covid-19 virus outbreak very seriously and working with staff and tenants to provide information in keeping with Public Health Scotland and NHS Inform advice.

The key message to help minimise the risk of infection is to wash your hands and for staff and tenants to adhere to the guidance provided by NHS Scotland.

As with many other organisations, we are finding it difficult to purchase hand sanitising gel as NHS and high risk areas are being prioritised. The message in all areas is wash your hands for 20 seconds to help reduce the risk of infection transmission.

We are meeting weekly to discuss this issue and recognise that services may be disrupted if the virus infects a large proportion of the workforce. We will be keeping our advice to staff and tenants in line with Scottish Government advice which remains in the containment phase.