Temporary Closure of the Centre – Covid-19

**Statement from Management and Trustees regarding temporary closure of Centre from Monday 23rd March. Telephone and online support is still available **

In line with advice that has been specially sought for the Centre from Public Health England, our paramount priority is naturally the safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers.

Reluctantly, but we hope with your understanding, in line with that guidance all clients and volunteers who need to self-isolate must do so and you will not be able to attend the Centre in the immediate future. This includes people over 70 or with chronic conditions or low/compromised immunity.

Wellbeing activities are now suspended at the Centre. Due to social distancing guidelines there will be no craft club, singing or one-to-one therapies this week. Treatments cannot currently be booked or offered.

In line with government advice, from Monday 23 March we will become a limited access advice Centre.

The Centre Manager will be ensuring that support continues to the best of our ability, with our reduced voluntary help.

Enquiries are welcome by telephone or email – please bear with us and leave this for essential messages only so that new clients can be given the priority support that they need.

Trustees will be reviewing how the Centre can best continue to serve our clients and any newly diagnosed individuals who feel in need of our specialised support.

We are in discussions on how best to move forward and further announcements will be made as risks are evaluated. Whilst the Centre is open on Thursday and Friday to prepare for the changes that we need to make, we anticipate shorter visits by any clients who do feel that they must visit.

We know you will all continue to support the Centre and each other during these uncertain times.

Thanks for your support and understanding.

Contact details: [email protected] or call 07368 265 984 during normal centre hours