Last night local restrictions were reintroduced by the government. We had just started to offer limited access on a trial basis for some of our groups, but unfortunately, the new restrictions mean that reluctantly, we have to close the Centre again.
Extract from the guidance on Social contact:
- If you live in one of the affected areas, in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, you should not:
- meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble (or for other limited exemptions to be specified in law).
- visit someone else’s home or garden even if they live outside of the affected areas.
- socialise with people you do not live with in other indoor public venues – such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions. You may attend these venues with people you live with (or are in a support bubble with), but should avoid interaction with others. If you run such a business, you should take steps to ensure people do not interact with people they do not live with, in line with COVID-19 Secure guidance.
We have recently been in contact with the leaders of our user groups around risk assessments. We hope that leaders will continue to work on these and send them in so that we can be prepared to move back to opening again when restrictions are lifted.
In the interim, keep washing your hands, watch out for updates, and stay safe!