April – Update
In light of the current situation regarding infection numbers and hospital conditions we have decided to slowly restart our volunteer program, with small groups. As a result of this we are only using our current volunteers, but will look to expand our network when we are able to.
We will update once we have been able to read all the government guidance on how we can go forward with our programmes safely.
We are asking everyone to follow the current guidance and keep travel to a minimum. If you are 70+ or in the high risk group please think about not attending volunteering.
Once we are able to expand our offer dates will appear on the Events section of the website. We are getting a lot of emails about new volunteers, we will add you to the mailing list and as soon as restrictions allow we will be able to start inviting new volunteers to physically join us.
If you call and get no answer do email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to the team.
Anything Forest school email Forestschool@khwp.org.uk to talk to the bright sparks team
For Park time and similar health and wellbeing projects please contact Cally@khwp.org.uk
Keep safe and healthy.
Kent High Weald Partnership Team
KHWP Procedures currently in place-
- minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend our settings
- cleaning hands more often than usual – wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered
- ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
- cleaning frequently touched surfaces and vehicles often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
- Tool and equipment use- tools are assigned via a colour coded system to each user. All tools are cleaned and maintained after each use.
- khwp PPE – we have PPE (masks/shields, gloves) in place for any close contact and updated out first aid policies for emergencies
- Track & Trace- We keep your contact info to assist in the Track & Trace service should an case affect any staff or participants.
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:
- wear a face mask
- keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- wash your hands regularly
Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
You can find the latest information about Coronavirus on the government website.
What to do if you have symptoms
The advice has changed about how long you should stay at home if you have symptoms and now considers whether you live alone or with others.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
There is also new advice on social distancing for vulnerable groups.
You should follow the guidance that applies to you as this will help to protect others in your community.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital with mild symptoms.
You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
The NHS will not be testing those self-isolating with mild symptoms.
Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing while you stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.Please visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/