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Key worker accommodation appeal

Key worker accommodation appeal
14 May 2021

Accommodation is needed for key workers providing vital support for services dealing with the impact on Orkney of Covid-19.

The multi-agency Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordination Group (OLECG) is appealing for anyone who can offer accommodation to get in touch.

OLECG chair Chief Inspector Matt Webb said: “Since the start of the pandemic, a variety of key workers have needed to spend time in Orkney to help us keep essential services running.

“That remains the case as our community looks to recover from the huge social and economic impact Covid continues to have on us all.

“We made a similar appeal last year and received an excellent response from owners of furnished properties such as holiday lets.

“We realise that less accommodation of this type might be available this time around, with tourists able stay in Orkney once again as Covid restrictions ease.

“But a number of key workers will need a place to stay over the weeks and months ahead. Anyone who can offer accommodation for them will themselves be providing a vital service for our community.

“If you can help us with this – please get in touch.”

Property owners can contact OLECG by email using this address.

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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