Aspire Wellbeing has now re-established its services for existing Day Centre Members in a carefully planned and managed way. Even more so with the latest lockdown measures in place, where we are having to restrict the number of members attending at any one time.
As of 5 November 2020, we have had to close the Aspire Health Gym. We will be opening for business as soon as the latest lock-down is lifted and we are allowed to operate once again.
What PPE are we using?
All Aspire staff members are using PPE as appropriate for each situation – this includes masks, gloves, aprons, face-visors, sanitising sprays, wipes and hand sanitisers. All these items are available to all staff and used as appropriate to each individual situation ranging from normal social interaction to assistance with personal care to assistance with eating.
How are we enforcing regular hand sanitising?
All of our staff members have been trained in the importance of a Covid – 19 secure practice and environment. We have already contacted Members, Carers and service users in writing and verbally communicated about how this applies to them. We have also displayed notices all around the premises reinforcing the messages around social distancing and personal hygiene.
How are we enforcing social distancing?
To ensure social distancing can be maintained, Aspire have reluctantly had to reduce the number of Members and service users that can access the centre at any one time. Aspire have installed highly visible markings on the floor and displayed posters around building to ensure we adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing. We have also trained our staff members to identify and verbally re-enforce our Covid – 19 safety measures.
Why should you feel comfortable returning to the centre?
Aspire have undertaken a thorough risk assessment, supported by the local authority, and have put in place measures to reduce the identified risks as far as possible. All staff have been trained in Covid–19 secure practice. Numbers of people at our centre have been reduced to enable social distancing.