Housing at Bulford 200919 CREDIT BFBS
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Personnel In Service Family Accommodation Urged To Declare Coronavirus Symptoms

Measures have been put in place in Service Family Accommodation to make it "as safe as possible" for tenants, amid the spread of COVID-19.

Housing at Bulford 200919 CREDIT BFBS

Military families living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) are being asked to identify if anyone in their household is self-isolating with suspected coronavirus.

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Amey, who are responsible for the maintenance of SFA, have put a plan in place aimed at "minimising the spread of the virus", according to a Royal Air Force Families Federation (RAFFF) announcement.

Amey staff members will contact personnel to ask if anyone in their property is self-isolating. 

Those living in "affected properties" who have "planned moves" will have their moving date delayed until it is confirmed they are cleared of the infection as part of the measures.

A property flagged as either housing or potentially housing individuals infected with coronavirus will be listed as "affected".

Properties will remain categorised as such until its occupants test negative for COVID-19.

Any following repair work to coronavirus-affect properties will then be limited to "emergency or critical" orders to try and prevent the spread of the virus, the announcement added.

The RAFFF said the DIO and Amey will monitor the situation and listen to advice from both the Government and Public Health England.

The announcement comes after two members of the UK Armed Forces tested positive for coronavirus in Cyprus.

The pair, who were placed in self-isolation, were the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the British military.

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