Welcome

Welcome

Coronavirus – Covid-19

Following Government advice, and for your and others’ safety, we cancelled all of our classes back in March and we have missed you.

The good news is that we are now looking at ways in which we can re-start some of our activities, whilst keeping people as safe as we possibly can. This means that we will need to introduce some changes. Here are some of the things to expect:

Spaces will be extremely restricted to allow social distancing and we are having to make some very difficult decisions about who will be offered the limited places available. If you are one of the lucky ones we will contact you. Please do not turn up without a confirmed booking as we simply won’t be allowed to let you in.

You will be asked to maintain a 2 metre distance from your tutors and other participants, both inside the venue and when entering and leaving

You will be asked to wear a face covering when entering and leaving the venues we use as this is often when social distancing is hardest to maintain

You will be asked to wash or sanitise your hands when you arrive and when you leave

We aim to minimise touch points and we will be introducing the option of booking, enrolling and paying on-line or making payments direct into our bank account

Cash payments can still be made on the day, but you will have to bring the correct money as change will not be given  

Of course, if you feel unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms, or have been in close contact with anyone else who has, please do not attend. Anyone displaying symptoms will be refused entry or will be asked to leave

Please be patient with us as we try and find out what works and what doesn’t. This is new to all of us and safety is our top priority

We don’t have any start dates yet, but keep checking this website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date news.

In the meantime you can still find some useful information by clicking the Coronavirus links at the top of the page, or the red links below

If you are missing our classes there are lots of ways to keep physically active during lockdown. BBC Radio Shropshire has an exercise slot at 9.50am and you can find many more ideas at:

https://www.sportengland.org/stayinworkout
https://www.energizestw.org.uk/Pages/Category/energize-resources
and for the over 60s, Energize’s Elevate at Home is really worth a click

If you are looking for some cooking inspiration, then Vanna has recommended the following link, although we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to get any flour!

https://www.facebook.com/watch/Cookinglessonswithannemarie/

To stave off boredom, here are some other great ideas

Useful Resources for Distancing and Isolating

For the creative amongst you, Qube has some great ideas 

and if you would like to learn new digital or numeracy skills for FREE, check out the new Skills Toolkit being provided by the Department for Education

If you need help and don’t know where to turn use the Contact Us tab at the top of the page and we will respond as soon as we can to signpost you to the most appropriate support.

  If it’s an emergency dial 999

Please take care and stay safe