Keeping our Communities Safe – Guidance for Activity Participants November 2021

From the very start of the Covid-19 pandemic, DWB has put the safety and wellbeing of the organisation and community as our top priority.

With the Winter months drawing in, case rates in Sheffield continuing to increase and some of our activity going indoors, we are asking those attending our activities indoors or outdoors to:
• Stay at home if you have recently developed symptoms of Covid-19 (new cough, loss or change to taste or smell, high temperature – isolate and book a PCR test), you have tested positive, been identified as a contact of someone with Covid-19 or living with someone who has Covid-19.
o Please inform Darnall Well Being if you have tested positive within 48 hours of attending an activity. NHS Test and Trace will also ask where you have been 48 hours prior to a positive result.
• Continue to wear a face mask, if not exempt, in crowded or enclosed spaces (this includes throughout any activities indoors and when registering/meeting for activities outdoors)
o This helps protect against infection but also positively contributes to social norms; making it ok for people who still want to wear a mask and help reassure those who may fear going out if others were unmasked.
• Keep social distancing measures in place (indoors and outdoors)
• Book a place prior to attending some activities, even those outside, to ensure consistency and record-keeping. Due to maintaining social distancing where practical we have to reduce the numbers in groups to ensure we can keep a distance from one another.
• We will ventilate indoor settings by keeping windows and doors open – please ensure you are wrapped up.
• Maintain regular handwashing, enhanced hygiene and cleaning practices. Remember – catch it, bin it, kill it! Please use sanitiser available at any activities or ask staff, who will have some.
• Darnall Well Being will promote the benefits of getting double-vaccinated and going for the booster for the individual and wider community (as well as significantly reducing their risk of getting ill with Covid or suffering from Long Covid, a vaccinated person is also about 70/75% less likely to pass on Covid).

The above measures will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, either gradually easing or becoming stricter, subject to the global, national and local Covid-19 context, scientific guidance and best practice.
All of the above helps to maintain service continuity. The more we work together to limit the spread of Covid 19, the more we can continue to deliver activity with fewer disruptions.
Thank you for working with us to help keep our activities running and those of you attending and our staff delivering safe.