This letter was published; Thursday 10th September 2020

Dear resident(s),



As many of you will have heard the latest decision from the government in response to the rapid increase in the number of infections in England, I thought it may be worth reminding you of the current measures in place throughout Lench's Trust.


  • Keep physical distancing to 1m minimum, 2m if you can;
  • Wear a mask or face shield in ALL communal areas;
  • Wash your hands and use hand sanitisers as often as possible;
  • Avoid confined places where there is limited ventilation - which is one of the reasons the laundries remain closed;
  • At William Lench Court do not share the lifts with a resident who is not from your household;
  • Visits to other residents' apartments are limited to 1 household at a time;
  • Visitors from families and friends are limited to 1 household at a time;
  • Visitors are asked to sign at receptions to allow tracking of potential infected person(s);
  • As from Monday 14th September gatherings of more than 6 people are not allowed, indoors or outdoors.


You may be aware that Birmingham has been placed on the government's watch list, with the third highest rate of infection in the country. As an example a few schools have now closed around William Lench Court and the local GP practice has now closed its door due to the high number of cases reported locally.

With children back at school we would advise residents with grandchildren to be mindful and if at all possible to avoid close contact with children of school age.


 Our strong advice remains to:

  • Stay alert and do not lower your guards against this virus which is still potentially deadly for older people with any underlying condition;
  • Stay within your scheme as much as possible and avoid places such as shop, pubs and restaurant;
  • Follow the basic safety measures such as wash hands, wear a mask and keep physical distancing;
  • Do not congregate together;
  • Do not visit from one scheme to another;
  • Do respect other people's wish to shield themselves.


I have the feeling that the next few weeks, or even months, will be very challenging for all and with the winter coming we must redouble our efforts to keep our communities safe. The team will be working hard to maintain your wellbeing, both physical and mental, and I trust that we can count on your support over this difficult time.

In the coming months we will keep you updated our website; keep an eye on the news section! 

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Please do not hesitate to ask us or your Scheme Manager if you have any queries on the above. Or leave your question in the comment box below.


Kind Regards

Jean-Luc Priez

Chief Executive