Monday 16 March 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organisation.
We have already given advice to our staff and volunteers, based on the national guidance from NHS Scotland, available here and the Scottish Government, available here. We encourage people to seek information about the virus and actions to be taken only from these official sources. You will also find information on seeking help for all those in Scotland, regardless of residency.
Given the latest advice from the Scottish Government, anyone who has a persistent cough or high temperature should not attend groups or visit families. Please contact the office if this is the case. This will help keep people as well as possible.
As a support organisation working with many people across the south of Glasgow, we prioritise the health and wellbeing of all those connected with us. At this time, we continue to deliver our services as normal. The situation is changing almost daily, and we are keeping this under review.
Our Board and Management Team have concluded initial plans that will be put in place if restrictions or closure of our services are necessary. We will work hard to avoid this for as long as we are able, recognising the impact on families and young children on having to withdraw support and our responsibility to keep everyone safe. Any reduction in home visiting or groups could be replaced by an alternative method of support. We want people to know we’re here when you need us, it may just be in a different way for a while.
You can find useful advice on your own wellbeing from the charity Mind here.
We will update our website and social media should the situation change and, should further action be required, we will communicate directly with families, our volunteers and partners.
Thank you for your support.