With the steady spread of the coronavirus infection across Europe and in the UK we must now prepare contingency plans should it become necessary to temporarily close or cease any of our activities and events.

Please regularly check our website which we can update remotely or contact us by phone on 01983 522205 where we will have a pre-recorded message operating, should the need arise.

Whilst we continue to operate as usual, on the homepage of our website you will see a banner that reads:

Coronavirus Update – All events and activities running as planned.

Should we need to suspend our activities, on the homepage of our website you will see a banner that reads:

Coronavirus Update – All events and activities temporarily suspended.

We will endeavour to operate as usual and will only implement these measures if absolutely necessary to prevent the possible further spread of the virus.

In the meantime we continue to promote and observe NHS guidance on infection prevention.

Like the common cold and flu, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with an infected person via coughs and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Since our earlier advice, the risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces has increased, with its continuing spread.

To protect yourself and others from infection you are advised to:

 Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
 Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
 Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
 Please follow current guidelines on self-isolation as appropriate.

At Millbrooke House, at Dress for Less, on our minibus and at outreach events we are attending, as a matter of routine hygienic practice, sanitisers and hand gel will be readily available for use.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England by clicking HERE.