The Director of Public Health, Brent, Dr Melanie Smith, has responded to the transfer of students from Notting Hill Genesis accommodation in Brentford to Grand Felda House in Empire Way, Wembley Park.
Dr Smith said:
I can confirm that a number of students will be transferring this week from Brentford to purpose built student accommodation in Wembley Park.
This morning I reviewed, with Public Health England, the plans to transfer the students and to accommodate them in Wembley Park. I am happy that the risks of COVID transmission have been minimised. Self-isolating students are being re-accomodated with the same flatmates as they have had in Brentford. And, of course, the Tier 2 restrictions mean that students are not permitted to mix with students in other flats.
This is clearly a difficult time for the students who are having to leave their new homes at a time when some of them are self-isolating because of COVID and we have also reviewed the support being provided to the students by their University and accommodation providers.
We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis