Updated 15th July
On Monday, the government announced that from the 19th of July there will be further easing of Coronavirus restrictions. The main changes are the removal of the legal requirement for face masks and social distancing. Instead, caution is being encouraged and the use of individual and organisational judgement.
Client programmes and centres
We are aware that there are a range of views about the pace at which Thrive, and the country, should be moving and we have sought to understand these views ahead of making any decisions. Thrive will continue to take seriously its responsibility to safeguard you and our workforce and is seeking to balance the risks from Covid with our desire to enable you to benefit from our services. Given Thrive activities largely happen outdoors, where transmission is least likely to occur, we are happy to remove some of our existing mitigations.
What changes at Thrive from 19th July
What will stay the same
At Thrive, we will continue to:
At-home Coronavirus testing for our centre staff and volunteers continues in line with best practice guidance for our services, to protect client gardeners, and the Thrive team and to prevent and control the spread of the virus by identifying asymptomatic cases.
We will continue to highly recommend and encourage that you undertake your own weekly testing for Covid-19 if you are attending Thrive as a client gardener or visitor, with volunteers and staff having more specific testing requirements. We understand that some individuals may not be able to undertake a test. You can still come to Thrive even if you do not take a test.
If you have any questions about these changes please take a look at our FAQs, which you can find here.