Date: 13th July 2020

The health and wellbeing of our team members, our volunteers and the communities we support is paramount to our Leadership Team and our Board of Trustees.  We are coordinating our services to ensure we continue to support vulnerable people in the community while safeguarding our team members and volunteers.  As an organisation that works with people across Devon, we recognise our responsibility to keep communicating and connecting at the heart of our response to the current situation. 

We are following government advice on when and how to reopen our services at Westbank to ensure we are Covid-19 secure.  Westbank will risk assess each activity prior to it opening and publish the resulting Safe System of Work (SSoW) on this webpage.  If you would like to join an activity please ensure you have read and understand the SSoW as we may have changed things as a result of COVID-19.  If you have any questions please contact [email protected] who will pass on your query to the relevant member of staff. 

When attending any Westbank activity we ask that you ensure you are COVID-19 symptom free; and do not have a high temperature, a new and persistent cough, an unusual loss of taste or smell).  You will also be asked to observe social distancing, hand and respiratory hygiene and play your part in reducing the risk of spreading infection.  

Please see the following service updates for the latest update on how our services are running:

Safe systems of work:

Please view our safe systems of work for projects and activities as they re-start.

Further information:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19, https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Please be reassured that we are monitoring updates and advice rigorously from the Department of Health, Public Health England (PHE) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

As this is a rapidly developing situation, we advise people to check the website links above for the latest advice and information.

If you require any further information, please contact [email protected]