Although it was necessary to completely close our normal cafés to ensure the safety of all our attendees and volunteers back in March 2020 in response to the escalating Covid-19 pandemic it has now been agreed that a restricted re-opening of both the Friday and Monday cafés can be trialled subject to adherence to government guidance as appropriate. The re-opening to start with will involve only a very limited number of attendees and volunteers and all must have pre-booked their attendance. If you wish to attend please contact one of our Organisers on the phone numbers below and they will do their best to accommodate you and will advise you of all the arrangements, the necessary precautions that will be taken and the rules to be observed to ensure your safety in the café. All volunteers will be trained for this new environment and, for your information, the Covid-19 Training and Rules document is available on this link: WDSG Covid 19 Training and Rules Oct 2020.
This invitation to book and attend the cafés is extended to potential new members as well as existing members however we regret that anyone turning up for the cafés without pre-booking will not be allowed to attend. It must be stressed that this re-opening is on a trial basis and may have to be reconsidered at short notice if government guidance changes.
Sarah: 07391 659057
Deborah: 07586 312809
We will also continue to provide additional support services for our members, existing and new, during the continuing pandemic, namely:
- Our organisers and some of our volunteers will stay in regular touch with members by telephone for as long as this is necessary. If you wish to be contacted in this way, please let the organisers know using the contact details above. This friendly service is available to anyone seeking support for the first time – please don’t hesitate to make contact with us.
- We will also provide information updates, newsletters etc., by email but if you are not on email perhaps a family member can receive emails for you. If they would like to do this they can email our secretary on [email protected] and ask to be added to the email circulation list stating for whom they are receiving the email.