In line with government instruction, our sites are currently only open to members who are cared for by critical workers, or who are classed as vulnerable.
The new variant of COVID-19 is accelerating the rate of infection across the UK. We want to help keep every member of our community safe, which means that unless absolutely essential, we must all stay at home.
We’d like to say a big thank you for your continued support as we work hard to do all that we can to support our members, students, their families and the wider community.
We continue to closely follow government guidelines, with all staff wearing face masks on site. Additional measures include social distancing and stringent cleaning processes, with regular hand washing.
We have minimised all but essential visitors to our sites, who are required to fill in Track and Trace forms.
We will keep the data provided for 21 days as part of the Track and Trace requirements and it will all be stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. We will provide NHS Test and Trace with this data, should we be asked to do so.
This will help NHS Test and Trace to contain any potential clusters or outbreaks, crucial to reducing the spread of COVID-19.
With regard to our services, we continue to make decisions based on instruction from the government and the local authority, as well as considering the specific needs of each individual concerned.
Thanks to their ongoing commitment, My Life Support staff are working with all our families to keep support within people’s homes, regardless of the current situation.
Following risk assessments with member and learner’s families, only people who are cared for by critical workers, or who are classed as vulnerable may currently attend My Life Learning and Day Opportunities.
Those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable, or who have members of their households who fall into this category, have been asked to remain at home.
We are continuing to support people through our Advocacy service, although face to face meetings are not possible at the moment.
We have made the decision to close The Stable Door Café to the public for the lockdown period, to help reduce non-essential visitors to our site.
We are hoping that our staff will receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of this year, which will enable us to reassess the current situation.
Here at My Life we’re doing all we can to support you. If you need more help or information, please call us on 01257 472 900.
We may be apart at the moment, but we know that we will be ‘better together’ before long.
The My Life Team