COVID-19 SAFETY REGULATIONS
1. SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social distancing is no longer required, but we encourage everyone to keep their distance whenever possible. The office is a small space so so please be mindful of each other.
Mask are no longer required. If you prefer wearing a mask feel free to do so. Please respect other’s choice to not wear a mask.
If you experience Covid symptoms, do not come to the office, self-isolate and arrange to get a PCR test: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
We ask all staff and volunteers to regularly perform a free Lateral Flow Test (LFT), before they come to the office. We don't ask clients and service users to perform tests, but we strongly recommend everyone to do so anyway before coming to the office. Tests can be ordered for free here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests. Or you can find your nearest testing site here: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/. You should report your test result here: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result.
5. TEST RESULTS
- Following a positive LFT test == Book a PCR test.
- Where a colleague has had a period of leave either annual leave or sickness == They should test on their first day back at work, there is no period of leave specified before testing must be completed on a return, so even if there is only 1 day of absence an LFT must be completed.
- If a colleague has come into contact with a positive case outside of work & is contacted by Test & Trace and told they need to self-isolate == Individuals must self-isolate at home if they have been told to do so by Test and Trace and get a PCR test.
- If a colleague has been in contact with a case at work and told to isolate by Test and Trace == The colleague must isolate and get a PCR test. The should also contact their line manager and/or the Chief Executive to share the information about the contact.
6. TEST AND TRACE
Activate your NHS Covid 19 App when you are at London Friend. Do not come to the office if you have been pinged and asked to self-isolate.
7. OFFICE CLEANING
London Friend hired a company to provide a one-off deep clean of the office. Thereafter we will operate an enhanced and upgraded cleaning schedule.
8. OFFICE PROVISIONS
London Friend will provide hand-sanitisers, masks and wipes. We will no longer accept cash donations. Card donation terminals will be provided.
While we improve ventilation in our counselling rooms 1-1 interventions such as counselling and keyworking will remain online. Groups will take place in the upstairs rooms.