COVID-19 protection measures at Nurtur House
From all at Nurtur Student Living, we hope you and your family are keeping well and safe during these unprecedented times. As you are aware, the coronavirus pandemic has altered the way of life as we know it; with this in mind, we wanted to let you know the plans we have in motion ahead of the upcoming academic year.
As a brand-new student accommodation provider, we’re committed to nurturing the wellbeing of those students who choose to make Nurtur House their home. As months become weeks in the countdown to welcoming our residents this September, we’re taking every step within our reach to ensure Nurtur House is not only a happy environment, but a safe and well one.
We already have several practices in place, which include:
– All rooms at Nurtur House are studios with a private bathroom, providing students with the peace of mind that they are safe in their own space.
– A smart laundry system, allowing students to monitor the availability of laundry machines from the comfort of their room, reducing unnecessary social interaction.
– 24-hour-concierge to collect deliveries, including those of essential items.
– Free high-speed broadband throughout the building to enable our students to maintain regular contact with friends and family.
But what extra steps are we taking to not only comply with government advice, but to surpass it?
- Communal seating – treated with anti-virus barrier
All furniture in our communal spaces will be treated with Biomaster antimicrobial technology, which is incorporated into a wide range of textiles such as uniforms and soft furnishings, offering protection against both odour and illness causing bacteria.
- Anti-bacterial paint
Throughout the Nurtur House building, anti-bacterial paint will be distributed across our walls as an extra protection-barrier. Anti-bacterial paint helps to prevent the growth of bacteria, as well as fungi and mould, and has a 2-year protection life.
Johnstone’s Microbarr Anti-Bacterial Acrylic Matt is a high performance, tough acrylic resin based interior coating, formulated to assist in the fight against hospital acquired infections caused by harmful bacteria. Using Silver Ion technology, Johnstone’s Microbarr is proven to actively inhibit MRSA and E-Coli over the painted surface.
- Essential food delivery service
Our residents will have access to a delivery service to ensure they can always acquire essential items. A list of items available to order through the delivery service will be available in advance and will include items such as milk and bread.
This will operate on a pre-paid system which we hope will provide relief to those students who are concerned about leaving their studio to purchase essential items.
- Sterile cleaning
Students who would like to enquire about booking a sterile clean for their studio at any point during their tenancy can do so directly with the Nurtur team. All cleaning schedules will adhere to government advice, including of social distancing measures.
- Anti-bacterial hand gel stations
Anti-bacterial hand gel stations will be distributed generously throughout the Nurtur House building, ensuring our residents can keep their hands clean. All those who enter the building will be encouraged to use our anti-bacterial hand gel stations.
- Personal protection equipment (PPE)
Masks, gloves, and pocket-sized hand sanitiser will be available to our students to collect from our reception area.
- Guide to cleaning studios
A complete cleaning guide will be available to our students upon their arrival, to provide peace of mind that the risk of their space harboring harmful bacteria is reduced. Students can be assured that they will arrive to a clean studio apartment this September but may feel compelled to regularly clean and disinfect their space to help reduce the spread of bacteria linked to COVID-19.
- Communal area measures
We are delighted to offer our residents free access to communal spaces, such as a fully equipped gymnasium and study rooms. However, processes will be put in place to ensure residents are able to comply with social distancing guidelines.
Our cleaning staff will operate across the communal areas on a regular rota throughout the day. Each communal space will operate on a booking system for the foreseeable future, with only a limited number of students allowed in each area at any one time. Anti-bacterial cleaning products will be available in all communal areas, with all residents encouraged to clean down communal equipment before and after use.
- Symptom tracking
Residents suffering from COVID-19 symptoms should alert The Nurtur Team using the allocated section on their Student Portal. Students should not leave their studio until a member of The Nurtur Team has been in direct contact with them to advise of next steps.
Details of your nearest NHS walk-in centre should you need urgent medical assistance can be found in your ‘Living at Nurtur House’ handbook, which can also be found on your Student Portal.
We hope the extra steps we are taking will provide comfort to those who have chosen or are considering Nurtur House as their home this September.
Written by the Nurtur team