Latest Restrictions - January 202105 January 2021
As Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly across the country we are continuing to ensure the individuals across all of our services continue to receive the care and support they need.
The challenges of the pandemic and national restrictions are far beyond anything we have experienced before, and for many of the individuals we support the pandemic has increased fears and anxieties, routines have been disrupted, the rules around social distancing and infection control are confusing and the way we do many things has changed. Which is why we are so incredibly proud of the Autism Plus family who have resiliently pulled together finding new, creative ways to help people continue to do the things they enjoy, contact their friends and family, help to understand what the changes mean and above all, provide calm and reassuring support.
The latest restrictions announced on 4 January 2021 means:
For our care services, families need to preplan outdoor visits with their local manager, taking into account social distancing and PPE.
Our Sheffield day opportunities service is classed as an essential service and remains open.
Our employment service support continues as normal as we are able to offer this support remotely. We are also offering face to face support for a minimal number of customers who are unable to work remotely in our Sheffield office.
Our social enterprises remain open with limited staffing.
Our charity shops are classed as non essential and are closed from 5th January 2021.
We are committed to:
Ensuring the people in our services are safe
Ensure the risk of infection is minimised
Supporting the needs of individuals in our services who need to shield or self-isolate
Supporting the well-being and mental health of individuals in our services
Ensuring our staff teams are confident and skilled in providing safe care
If you have any questions or concerns please do reach out to your local manager, or you can contact us via our website - we have a live online chat function and you can also use our contact form.
The full details of the national lockdown and what you can and can’t do are available on the government website.