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Helping adult day centres to unlock lockdown - new resource

Most day centres have been closed to regular users during the lockdown triggered by COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic from March this year. Social clubs and community centres are allowed to open again and day centres are faced with the task to make their services safe and reduce the risks of infection to service users and staff.

Helping adult day centres to unlock lockdown is free of charge, can be easily downloaded and printed off. Please follow this link to find the resource www.kcl.ac.uk/scwru/res/ARC-SL/unlock-lockdown.aspx. It has two parts:

  • Part 1 covers some of the practicalities of re-opening, including infection control, communications, supporting service users, carers, staff and volunteers, and yourself, some final things people are likely to want to consider doing before re-opening; and there is a user-friendly, practical scenario-planning tool. At the end are source documents and further resources. The reader is prompted to think about the specifics of their own activities.
  • Part 2 is an editable Word document that aims to prompt reflection on what has happened during lockdown, what else you may wish to think about, the process of moving forwards and any learning that will be helpful for the future. Individual sections can be completed according to the stage you are in.