Please send this email to the accommodation department of your university to find out whether it is using empty student halls to protect homeless people from the virus!
Councils across the UK have been given funding to house homeless people in hotels, halls, and empty flats, but people are still on the streets. Homeless people are very vulnerable to the virus and it is urgent that everyone has somewhere they can self-isolate.
I hope you are well.
I am writing to ask whether the X UNIVERSITY is allowing, or will allow, student halls, now largely empty, to be used by the council, without rent, for homeless people to live during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am concerned that there are still many people on the streets, so the council has not managed to secure sufficient hotel accommodation for people who are especially vulnerable to the virus and otherwise have nowhere to self isolate. If halls were provided for free, it would allow the council to find safe places for more people.
I would really appreciate it if you could reassure me on this matter. Thank you for your time.