An NHS worker claims he has been evicted from his home by text because his landlady is “super nervous” about coronavirus.
Bristol paramedic Joseph Hoar said he was told to leave his home and find somewhere else to live because of his job.
He tweeted a screenshot of a message exchange with his landlady, and wrote in the accompanying post that he could no longer work his 12-hour night shift due to the decision.
When you work as a paramedic for the NHS and you get evicted over a text by your land lady. Because of this I now won’t be able to work my 12hr night shift tomorrow, so that means one less paramedic on the road. At these unprecedented times we need our NHS demand more than ever. pic.twitter.com/gfxbIykElq
— Joseph Hoar (@joseph_hoar) March 21, 2020
“So that means one less paramedic on the road”, he wrote.
In the message, the landlady said she was “super nervous” about “having someone from the NHS here”.
She ordered him to “organise an Airbnb and collect your stuff tomorrow” before adding:
“Sorry I normally would never do this but it’s not worth the risk”.
Mr Hoar’s tweet was retweeted and liked thousands of times, with many social media users claiming the landlady’s request was illegal.