Statement on Coronavirus [COVID-19]
Issued 13th March 2020, 10.30 hours [version 1]
Yesterday, the Government outlined new advice on containing the spread of the Coronavirus which suggested people with a fever or ‘new, continuous’ cough should self-isolate but people in general did not currently need to take this step.
At Dementia Support we are working closely with our partners, including West Sussex County Council, District Councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure we follow their expert guidance locally, as well as following Government, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on the Coronavirus.
Our priority is to continue to support and help to protect the people we work with during this difficult time.
Currently, Sage House and all of our services will continue under business as usual. We are following the guidelines and are taking extra precautions, increasing our cleaning procedures, encouraging hand washing/sanitation and making tissues and hand sanitiser readily available throughout our premises.
We will not close Sage House unless it is absolutely necessary, as we know it is useful for many and a lifeline for some.
No matter what, we will be there for people living with dementia locally in whatever capacity we are able. We will adapt our services where necessary to continue offering emotional and practical help to people locally and will endeavour to continue caring for our most vulnerable customers. This will include things like phone calls and email communication to help those self-isolating and practical help where we can.
Finally, if you are self-isolating and need support, or if you’re worried about a friend or family member during this time, please contact us on 01243 888691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate that this is a worrying time but please rest assured that Dementia Support will remain open unless absolutely necessary.