We’d like to share with you our plans for resume our "normal services" over the coming months . Please bear in mind that this all depends on the local and national picture regarding COVID-19 restrictions and may be subject to change.

Day Groups
We will be adopting a gradual approach to re-starting Day Groups and hope that towards the end of May, we will be able to start to bring in smaller groups to the centre. We will start with shorter days with smaller groups to ease everyone back in gently, gradually returning to a more normal service by the end of June subject to government guidelines.

There will be a few changes in the day group to ensure we all maintain social distancing and abide by all the COVID government guidelines but we’re sure everyone will still enjoy meeting up with their friends and our wonderful drivers.

Our Costello Fitness and Tennis sessions have already restarted and we have contacted all those who attend previously to discuss new procedures and guidelines for returning.

Our Art Box Project will continue until the end of May and we hope that our Singing Group, face to face art group, 10 Pin bowling and monthly outings will all be back up and running by July.

Virtual Services
We’re pleased to announce that our virtual services, which have started during the last year – many of which are very popular, such as the Audio Book Club, Talking Tech, Speakers Corner and SocialEYES Quiz, will all continue.

Home Visits
Our Community Advice Officers are continuing to offer support and advice over the telephone and when issues can’t be resolved this way, they can make home visits, however we have put in place the following procedure to ensure everyone’s safety:

Pre screening will be carried out to check for COVID symptoms/contact
Visits will be limited to 30 – 45 minutes.
Where possible, visits will take place outside (in a garden) or if inside, in well ventilated rooms with open windows.
All our Community Advice Officers have had both vaccinations and are taking twice weekly lateral flow tests.

Resource Centre
We will be reopening our Resource Centre in Hull on a gradual basis, starting with Mondays and
Wednesdays from week commencing 24th May. From July we will also be opening each Friday before we return to opening all five days per week from October onwards.

Social distancing measures are still in place and the wearing of a face covering will still be a mandatory requirement when entering the premises.

This service will be available on an appointment only basis so we can manage the number of people in at any one time. To book an appointment simply call us on 01482 342297.