Covid-19 update

17 March 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus, the Trustees of Home-Start Aberdeen have made the decision to cease all face-to-face home-visiting by staff, volunteers and students and also the closure of all our groups.

This has obviously been a difficult decision to make, however the health and well-being of our families, staff, volunteers and students are extremely important to us.

We will continue to provide support to families by phone, social media and email until we are able to start home-visiting again. We will be in touch with all our families over the next few days.

Our office staff will predominantly be working remotely, with a small team working in the office for the time being. The office will remain open until we are advised otherwise; however we are not accepting visitors.

We hope you can understand the reasons behind our decision and we will keep you updated of any changes as they occur.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to have a chat or for further information.

Many thanks for your understanding and co-operation during this uncertain period.



To keep up with the latest information and guidance please refer to the following sites:
• Official Government advice on coronavirus and the situation in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
• NHS advice on symptoms and response: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
• World Health Organisation advice – on a range of issues including myth-busting: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
• Official advice on travel - and where specific measures are being implemented: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#advice-for-travellers


In addition here is a 'young person friendly' explanation of what's happening from BBC Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456

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