A charity supporting older people in Armley has announced it is resuming its group activities after suspending its normal operations due to soaring Covid-19 rates earlier this month.
Armley Helping Hands announced earlier this month that it had closed its group services for January to protect older people from a rising tide of cases and reduce the risk of infection for its workforce. AHH continued to deliver services in people’s homes.
Chief executive officer Dawn Newsome has confirmed that normal services will resume at Strawberry Lane Community Centre on Monday, 31 January. She said:
“To enable us to keep members, staff, volunteers and visitors safe and reduce cross infection we are continuing to follow COVID guidelines.”
They are asking people who are showing symptoms, or been in contact with anyone who is showing symptoms or tested positive in the last seven days, to not participate in services, activities or visit the charity’s Strawberry Lane base.
AHH are also asking members to continue wearing face mask when in close contact with staff and volunteers and on transport and to maintain a social distance.
All staff and volunteers will continue to do a routine lateral flow test before the start of work to reduce risk.