We are aware of increasing anxiety over the coronavirus, now called COVID-19, and we wanted to take the opportunity to reassure our families that we are following advice from the NHS, Government recommendations and the World Health Organisation. We have rolled out adjustments to our working routines and are educating all staff and volunteers about how best to protect themselves, the children and young people in our care.
Current advice is for all services to remain open. The Snappy Trust will continue to operate as normal, as long as it is considered safe to do so. However, we may choose to close our centre if we don’t have sufficient staff or volunteer numbers, if the government advice changes or if we feel that the precaution is in our children and young people’s best interests.
Coronavirus are a large group of virus that can cause illness. In most cases, people will experience flu like symptoms but make a full recovery within 14 days. However, in some cases the virus can cause complications that make the illness quite serious. Given the nature of our charity, and the underlying conditions that many of our children and young people have, it is important that all visitors to our centre be mindful of good hand hygiene and government advice regarding self isolation if they are feeling unwell.
We ask that all visitors use the anti-bacterial soap at the door before entering our centre.
Sadly, we do not expect the coronavirus to go away anytime soon. However, our team will continue to do everything we can to protect the children and young people in our care so that everyone can continue to enjoy The Snappy Trust’s activities.
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For advice for people with existing health conditions from BBC, please click here.