Newsletter September 2020 - We're back!

14 Sep 2020

We are very pleased to welcome back our existing groups and hirers that are returning safely in our Covid-19 Secure community centre, this month. Yay! 

It has been such a long time since we have been open, but together with our group leaders and staff team we have put in place all the necessary risk management measures and adjustments to our environment and classes to ensure a Covid-19 Secure environment. 
So if you want to get back to a class or activity at Shrewsbury House please check the website and call the class leader directly to check if you can book in, as anyone attending an activity must be registered with the group leader, who will be managing the total numbers attending.  


From 14th September new rules apply for social gatherings inside and outside, limiting numbers groups of 6 only

This DOES NOT apply to our managed and booked activities for sports, leisure and education at our Covid-19 Secure Shrewsbury House, so these can continue.  

I realise this announcement has concerned many groups especially those with attendance of more than 6, but we have already put in place the necessary measures to protect our staff and our visitors during coronavirus including:   

        COVID-19 risk assessments for the house and all activities

Reducing numbers to ensure 2m distancing, booking with group leader etc
Cleaning more often

Increasing how often we clean touchpoints, using handsanitiser and washing hands

         Wearing face coverings
In communal areas of the house, and some activities where 2m distancing not possible.

         Social distancing
2m in all areas, following instructions around house and one way where possible    

        Increasing ventilation
Keeping doors and windows open where possible

        Taking part in NHS Test and Trace
Visitor reception and group leaders keep contact details for 21 days
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

        Turn people with coronavirus symptoms away
If a staff member (or someone in their household) or a customer has a persistent cough, a high temperature or has lost their sense of taste or smell, they should be isolating.  

Full guidelines can be found here, and links to the details of exceptions.


Safe and Sound in the Grounds!

Following our successful fundraising campaign last year for our recently installed Defibrillator, this year we are raising funds to make it more 
'Safe and Sound in Shrewsbury House Grounds'

With your financial, and physical support we want to make our gardens more accessible and safer for all our visitors, and fill our gardens with super sensory planting. 

Send £5 by texting GARDEN to 70970 

to our Friends for your continued support, especially during our closure.

Our Friends of Shrewsbury House have continued their garden grafting despite our Covid closure and have maintained and created such a beautiful blooming garden, with a growing range of flourishing flora and a bountiful crop of grapes and fruits, and we have seen some rare wild flowers appearing in our Electric Garden. 
Congratulations and Thank you from us all.  

To join the FoSH Garden team, or donate your expertise or useful plants, compost, etc please contact Carmel

We will introduce you to the existing team and keep you informed of new 'Health and Wellbeing in the Garden' projects as they come to fruition. 

Shrewsbury House Members
Share this newsletter with anyone that wants to become a member, so they can receive our email news and also vote at our AGM later in the year. 

We are always interested in welcoming new Trustees, and volunteers. So please call or email me if you want to find out how to get involved, and help us to sustain and develop our community facility - despite the current climate. 

WELCOME BACK and keep an eye on the website for up to date news on classes and hopefully community events in the near future. 

So good to be back - we've missed you 





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