We can't wait to welcome you back, safe and sound! Our rooms are now available to hire from 4th July. Since March Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre has been temporarily closed. While we are looking forward to seeing you, times have changed and so have we. Now, more than ever, we’re committed to re-opening our doors the right way. We have adapted how we work to align with staged government advice and relaxed lockdown protocols.
Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020 Warm welcomes, friendly chats, meeting tea breaks… we’ve missed it all. Mostly though, we’ve missed you. Below you'll find the specifics on how we plan to keep you, and our space, safe - leaving you to focus on getting your work done. So, how have we adapted?
New Actions in Place As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, special & additional actions must be taken to slow its distribution, for the safety of all of us, Thanington Resource Centre must provide:
Social distancing measures throughout the building
Enhanced and additional cleaning regimes
Hand-sanitiser units and cleansing stations throughout
Reduced capacity to meet with government guidelines
PPE and temperature testing where necessary
An appropriate safe environment
This is what you, our visitors, must do:
Take personal responsibility for your own health & safety
New Ways to Look After Our Team & Community The outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020 led to the immediate closure of many of our services and facilities, as a direct instruction from the UK government, on 24 th March 2020. A skeleton staff have occupied the building every day to continue food-bank distribution and to cater for the needs of our most vulnerable residents and young people. The building was thoroughly deep cleaned prior to shut down and many areas were closed off, however it was checked daily for any damage; graffiti; vandalism; signs of intrusion or utilities failure- none of which were found. Staff on site remained socially distanced at all times and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and appropriate cleaning products were purchased and used as necessary. The staff team communicated with each other at least daily via telephone, email and social media to support and monitor those furloughed, homeworking, and all staff mental and physical well-being. Throughout the temporary shutdown the building remained safe, clean and legal - in line with our insurance requirements and HSE recommendations.