We wanted to update you all on our planning and response to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) spread.

Following government, NHS and Public Health England advice, we are taking action to protect our communities, the young people we work with and their families. We are particularly mindful of vulnerable people we as youth workers come in contact with, the numerous community groups which gather in our buildings and the need to be supportive, calm and proactive in this crisis situation.

Following government advice, all of our buildings and face-to-face services are now closed. We are quickly organising digital alternatives for young people to talk online with youth workers and get the advice and support they need in this difficult time.

Over the last week, we have been in constant communication over the phone, through text and social media with over 700 young people who we are currently working with, making sure they have information, advice and support. We continue to take on referrals, getting in touch with young people remotely.

We’re quickly changing the way we work with young people, including organising creative sessions online, activities which groups can take part in remotely and digital exhibitions to enjoy from home.

We are working closely with Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and our numerous trust and grant funders to ensure the most vulnerable young people are supported throughout this crisis.     

We have also cancelled all room and venue hires to avoid mass gatherings in our buildings. The Station and the Kingswood Estate are now closed.

We have reached out to all of our tenants and regular venue hire customers to ensure all are fully aware of the situation, including latest advice, and to discuss any financial or other difficulties this situation may have created.

We are updating our website at the moment with detailed information about each service and communicating directly to those affected by changes.

This is a rapidly changing situation. If there are any changes, we'll keep you updated through our website and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

Updated on 24/03/2020