As the government’s roadmap out of lockdown continues to offer a route back to a more normal life, our staff continue to work hard to support the children and young people as they have throughout the past, difficult, year.
We are now welcoming back our staff who are clinically extremely vulnerable, putting in place appropriate risk assessments for them as they return to the workplace. Our front-line staff continue to wear PPE and we have regular on-site testing across the Foundation to keep the staff and children and young people safe.
Over 85% of our front-line staff have now had their first COVID vaccination with many having their second ones booked, and we have had no positive cases since the end of February.
We continue to monitor the government COVID-19 guidance and update staff as necessary to ensure everyone is told about recent developments and advice. In order to lower the risk of transmission, and in line with government guidelines, our office staff continue to work mainly from home on a rota basis among their teams, using technology for video meetings and online training. When staff do come into the offices, we are maintaining social distancing, providing sanitiser and anti-bacterial sprays and wipes and ensuring communal areas are regularly wiped down to keep our staff safe.