Issue 2 - Published Friday 27th March 2020

Lench's Trust Weekly Coronavirus Update

Latest Government Advice

On Monday 23rd March we introduced a complete lockdown of our 3 schemes - please refer below to the Trust's specific measures.

To date the Government Advice is to:

  • Avoid going to public places unless for food shopping and going to work if essential;
  • In any case people over the age of 70 are STRONGLY advised to stay at home;
  • Social distancing - avoid ALL contacts outside your household;
  • Stand/Sit 2 metres away from each other;
  • If you have symptoms please self-isolate for 7 days. If you are not better after 7 days call 111 for advice - if someone in the house is showing symptoms then it'll be a total of 14 days self-isolation;
  • Do not go to your GP - and in many instances now, call them only in cases of emergency.

Stay Safe!

Unfortunately a few of our residents are still refusing to adhere to these rules and staff have been faced with abusues in some cases.

This Cannot be tolerated as our staff is dedicated to support all in these difficult times and we ask ALL to respect staff and fellow residents alike.  Thank you!

Wear your masks

Lench's Trust Measures 

  • All communal areas are now fully closed , including the laundry room;
  • Staff will attend the sites only minimum hours to reduce exposure and to protect both staff and residents:
    • Scheme Managers on site only to do call arounds and check on the well being of their residents.
    • Paul, Raffi & Karl briefly to make sure the sites are safe and attend to few tasks such as preparing the post for the residents at William Lench Court or shopping at Lench's Close.
    • Maintenance staff and trusted contractors on standby for emergencies only;


                                                ONLY KEY CARERS AND STAFF ALLOWED TO COME ON SITE 


Important Warning

John at Tanner's Close has drawn our attention to some crime prevention advice sent by the West Midlands Police to protect the public against cruel coronavirus scammers

Examples of recent scams include:

  • Emails from hackers claiming to provide a list of Covid-19 infected people in their area - but with a link that leads to a malicious website.
  • Online sellers purporting to be offered face masks or hand sanitisers for sale - but pocketing money and never sending out goods.
  • People knocking on the doors of elderly residents offering to run shopping trips but taking the cash or bank cards and never returning.
  • Thieves posing as police officers or health visitors making Covid-19 checks at homes in a bid to gain access and steal cash valuables.
  • A message sent to individuals asking to pay a fine as they have been seen breaking the rules of social distancing.

        All scams look genuine as they use official UKGOV logo or fake IDs to trick you!


Please be careful:

  • Do not let anyone you have never seen before approach you unless introduced by a member of staff;
  • Do not open website links tou do not know;
  • Always check with a member of staff first.


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