For charities like Avon Valley Dementia Support operating in a safe environment is very important if we are to help those with dementia and their carer’s. It is accepted that we are never going to get back to the freedom we had prior to the virus hitting us. We have however looked very carefully at how we can operate in this covid environment.
The measures we have taken is that all our volunteers and those attending our groups have received double vaccinations and booster jabs as appropriate. Prior to each event most of our volunteers carry out lateral flow tests which we recommend to our friends who attend. Everything possible is sanitised and hand sanitiser is available to every one who attend. Masks are worn when moving about the room and even when seated. Tables and chairs are spaced with social distancing in mind and groups are small, one of the benefits of the Victoria Rooms. No one attends if they feel unwell.
We try to ensure a good flow of air permutates through out the room. If we can improve on these measures we will do. We believe that if we are to continue our work, we have to take all precautions ensuring everyone has a safe, enjoyable, supportive time as we had in the past. If life needs to get back to the new normal then come and join us, we all have to learn to live with this virus and not allow it to beat us into isolation.
Parking at the front of the Victoria Rooms is reserved for those of our friends who are disabled.