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ACU COVID-19 Update

As we finish preparing for COVID-19 Alert Level 4 we wanted to do an update on what we’ve been doing for COVID-19 prep and how community services will change during level 4.

1️⃣ Unfortunately, mould removal and curtain replacement services are suspended until further notice. We are investigating ways to provide these services in a reduced form that complies with pandemic guidelines.

2️⃣ Over the last week ACU volunteers have been ensuring that WCC tenants are aware of public health measures for COVID-19 by creating posters in languages spoken by tenants. We have also provided support options for self-isolating residents such as grocery or face mask drop-offs.

3️⃣ We are extremely disappointed by the Government’s mortgage freeze without corresponding rent freeze measures, which only facilitate wealth extraction from tenants to landlords. The ACU is in the process of creating guidelines on how to ask for a rent delay, landlords’ obligations during the pandemic, and other measures to support tenants through this exceptional time.

4️⃣ If you need support with anything during Level 4, from grocery shopping to face masks, to even just having a cuppa with someone over video call, drop us a line. We’re here to look after the community during this and are working on how to best to that.

It’s been a wild two weeks, and chances are it will only get worse. We’ll get through this together and will be back to normal soon enough. 🙂

One of our COVID-19 preparedness posters