First of all, we would like to thank all of our members and service users for their continued patience during this difficult time. The last few months have been difficult for all of us but we are delighted to be looking ahead and reopening our service slowly over the coming weeks.
Over the coming days and weeks, we will be able to welcome back many of our members to Ozanam House starting next Monday 6th July.
We will be adhering to the guidelines set out by the HSE and WHO. This means regularly washing our hands, keeping our social distance and practicing good respiratory etiquette like coughing/sneezing into our elbows.
The building landscape has also changed a little. Hand Sanitiser will be provided throughout the building as well as signage on what to do and floor markings to show our new one way system.
As we provide many services in the centre here with various age groups and risk categories, each service will be returning on different dates with different measures in place
- The Childcare Centre will be the first section to return on the 6th of July.
The number of children using the centre will be similar to what it was before and we cant wait to welcome all of children back next Monday
- The next to return will be our Youth Groups on the 20th of July.
Instead of the usual Summer Projects there will now be smaller ‘Summer Sessions’ taking place. The numbers will volunteer youth leaders can’t wait to get cracking having lots of fun over the coming weeks
- As our Senior Groups are in a higher risk category it means their return is slightly later than the other groups. Following public health guidelines we hope to be able to welcome members of our Active Retirement and Men’s Group back later in August
- The Adult Education classes will resume on the 21st of September with the registration dates taking place on the 15th/16th of September. We may continue some of our online activities and classes over the summer so watch this space.
Management and staff have been working hard to adapt our centre and our practices in line with public health advice. We now have great systems and structures in place following the best and the safest practice and how to continue to provide services in such challenging times. We will be in contact with all our members should any changes occur as well updating our social media platforms and website.
As always, we are dedicated to our members and the community of the north east inner city. If you feel the need to reach out, even if it’s just for a chat, don’t hesitate to do so. We have come a long way together and we will continue the next steps in this journey together also.
On behalf of everybody at Ozanam House, thank you and we’ll see you soon. Stay safe.