Kensington & Chelsea Mind Re-opening Plans
On Thursday 24th February 2022, the UK Government ended all domestic restrictions relating to Covid-19. This means that there are no longer any legal requirements around social distancing, mask wearing and self-isolation.
Keeping you safe
We have been working on a phased return to full face-to-face service opening since July 2021. As we prepare to take further steps back to face-to-face services, we want to reassure you that we will still be taking steps to keep you and our staff safe.
In line with the NHS guidance, we will retain some Covid safety measures until the end of April 2022, while we monitor the situation. These are as follows:
- Unless they are exempt, staff and service users will be asked to continue to wear masks on all Mind premises.
- Where someone cannot wear a mask, we are recommending a degree of social distancing.
- We encourage everyone to keep up good hand-washing hygiene and supplies will remain in place.
- We will continue to monitor air flow in all our premises through the use of air quality monitors and air purifiers.
- We will retain a supply of lateral flow tests on site for emergencies.
- We will continue to hold large meetings (over 12 people) on Zoom to avoid overcrowding in Mind premises.
Mind Skills Development Service
By 1st April 2022, we aim to increase our training days back to full capacity for Mind Skills Development Service so that trainees can continue working towards their qualifications.
For information about Mind’s Training and Employment Service click here.
Peer Support Service
By this time, we also aim to offer our Peer Support services face-to-face along with some online sessions. Our recent survey with users of the service showed that some people prefer the online sessions, so we will be providing a blended offer from now on.
We will continue to share the latest updates on peer support groups and activities via our text messaging service, e-newsletter and on our website.
You can also view all of the upcoming groups and activities on the Community Living Well events calendar.
Referrals to Mind Skills Development Service are by Care Coordinator or named Mental Health Professional only.
Referrals to the Community Living Well Peer Support service are by GP, health professional or you can refer yourself. Find out more here.
Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 3rd March 2022