New COVID-19 Policy. Guidelines for restoring in-person sessions.

As COVID-19 safety guidance from local, Scottish, and UK government changes in line with events it is helpful to have a generally applicable policy to help current and prospective clients understand the scenarios when in-person sessions can or cannot occur. This policy is based on the current Scottish 5 tier system and has been devised based on advice from local government and Scottish representatives. This policy will be revised if the 5 tier system is ever altered.

COVID-19: Return to in-person sessions, risk assessment & safety plan

On 09/07/2020 the Scottish government initiated phase 3 of its COVID-19 lockdown routemap. This allows home visits to resume as of 10/7/20. In principle, this allows RFCBT to resume face-to-face operations which can be more effective and suits some clients better. However, it is important to do this as safely as possible.

I will be getting in touch with clients and caregivers to draw up individual risk assessments and safety plans next week. These will allow resumptions of face to face sessions and restoration of suspended sessions in the near future. Exact timings will depend on individual circumstances.

In the meantime, stay safe and keep well.

Robert.