Age UK Staffordshire shares update on COVID-19
Published on 13 June 2021 12:00 AM
With Government restrictions around COVID-19 being relaxed, Age UK Staffordshire remains compliant and vigilant in protecting its clients and staff.
New insight shared by Staffordshire County Council around the 'Delta' variant of COVID-19 shows that cases are on the rise in Staffordshire.
Age UK Staffordshire has worked hard throughout the entire pandemic in complying with infection control and COVID-19 measures. Staff at the charity are continuing to put safety as the number one priority for clients, with COVID-19 measures and procedures regularly checked, updated and distributed to all services.
Visits to all Age UK Staffordshire locations are for essential visitors only and they will only be admitted if advance notice has been given by the individual.
David Hole, Interim CEO at Age UK Staffordshire, said: 'We are doing everything we can to protect our staff and service users.
'While Government restrictions may be relaxing, it is vital that we remain vigilant and cautious - the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff is paramount.'
COVID-19 ways of working have been embedded into all of the charity's services, including PPE (personal protective equipment), hand sanitising and staff being offered COVID testing kits.
The charity's update comes as Staffordshire County Council have issued a statement about the spread of the 'Delta' variant across Staffordshire.
Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Dr. Johnny McMahon, said: 'This recent rise in cases and the emergence of the Delta variant, which is thought to be 40% more transmissible, is a stark warning that we cannot afford to be complacent and let our guard down.'
According to Staffordhire County Council, the current infection rate for Staffordshire remains below the England and West Midlands averages, but health chiefs at the Council are warning that people need to be extra careful to prevent the spread of infection.