Just Fair -Right to adequate housing during the pandemic

Please see below information from our members Just Fair:

Access to adequate housing is part of the

front-line defence against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the UK Government has

asked people to “stay at home”.

However, a home does not always provide protection against contracting and spreading the virus and is not always a safe place.

The UK Government must comply with its international human rights commitments pertaining to the right to housing. Just Fair makes the following recommendations, focusing on protection from evictions and homelessness, supporting the calls of many other organisations in the housing sector:

Read the recommendations here:

https://t.co/u3nPihCFQ6?amp=1

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