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Assist Trust reopening on Monday 10th January 2022

Assist Trust will reopen building based services on Monday 10th January 2022, as planned, with the following precautions remaining in place:

  • Temperature checks before individuals enter the buildings.
  • All individuals to wash hands thoroughly as they enter buildings and high standards of personal hygiene to be maintained at all times.
  • Masks are to be worn whenever individuals move around the buildings or when distancing is not possible, unless the individual is exempt from doing so.
  • Maintaining at least 1M distance from others wherever possible. (Please note: this can be hard to manage during lunchtimes or other busy times at Assist, but staff will support members to keep socially distanced during these periods).

Staff will be taking lateral flows 3 times a week, as well as one weekly PCR.

If possible, members should be supported to take lateral flow tests at home twice a week as well.

If any individuals at Assist test positive for Covid 19, they will be expected to follow the guidelines provided.

Confirmed contacts of individuals who have tested positive for Covid 19:

Members – Will be advised to take a PCR and to only return to Assist if this is negative. In this situation, individuals should take daily lateral flow tests and wear a mask while attending Assist, for the remainder of the isolation period. If the individual tests positive at any stage then guidelines should be followed.

Staff – Will be advised to take a PCR and to only return to Assist if this is negative. In this situation, individuals should take daily lateral flow tests and wear a mask while attending Assist, for the remainder of the isolation period. If they test positive then guidelines should be followed, but they can return to work after day 7 if lateral flows are negative on day 6 and day 7.

Please see the full Assist Trust Covid 19 Risk Assessment for full details on measures currently in place. Thank you for your continued understanding and support with all these arrangements.

Covid 19 Risk Assessment (updated 5.1.22)