Coronavirus COVID-19 update
Thursday 07th January 2020
On the 6th January the government placed England into its third national lockdown, a measure designed to reduce the rate of coronavirus infections. We have changed our services to reflect this and will review our provision after the government review in February.
COVID-19 continues to disrupt life for everyone. We are working hard to limit the impact it has on our ability to provide essential services for everyone with mental health problems. As a result, we have had to close all of our sites to the public. This includes Hopkinson House in Westminster, the Tooting Wellbeing Hub in Wandsworth and Ashford Place in Brent. We continue to provide services digitally and over the phone and our phone line will be staffed Monday to Friday apart from the afternoon of 24th December, 25th to 28th December and 1st January.
If you are in crisis and need help immediately, please press our Help Now button.
COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise across the whole of the UK. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives. Click here to view the full list of government guidelines.
- Stay at home, except for specific purposes including work, education, and essential healthcare treatment.
- Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
- Close certain businesses and venues.
We all have an important role in reducing the spread of the virus. We can do this by following NHS guidance, specifically:
- Washing and drying your hands thoroughly, with soap and warm water, for around 20-30 seconds whenever you come into or before you leave any estsblishment (office, shop, home etc)
- Using a tissue if you need to cough or sneeze (not your hands)
- Avoiding touching your face without washing your hands
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
How we’re dealing with coronavirus
- All our project sites are now open, however, staff are working from home where they can, and many services running via digital channels and the telephone, with a small amount of face to face work, following the government’s advice on social distancing.
- All our sites are Covid-19 secure with social distancing and full sanitising measures in place, following advice from a full Covid-19 risk assessment we had carried out.
- Our primary concern continues to be the safety of our colleagues and service users.
- We continue to closely monitor and adhere to Government guidance.
Keeping you updated
As this is a fast-moving situation with guidance being updated frequently, we will keep you informed if there are any changes to our plans via this page.
Sharing the results of our Risk Assessment
In line with government advice we are sharing our Risk Assessment.