We’re in Tier 3 from midnight – a Staff and Volunteer briefing from our Executive Team on Wednesday 30th December 2020

It’s not come as a surprise that the government has announced more measures to try and control the Covid-19 pandemic. The rising numbers of cases in Cornwall and the development of a new strain of the virus mean we go into Tier 3 at midnight tonight.

On a positive note, we can confirm that our hospices will remain open 24/7 and providing care for those patients who need us. These challenging times are difficult, but you should all be proud to be part of a wider team that continue to keep our units running, we’re all protecting our front line.

However, we must now abide by the rules of Tier 3 and we attach a useful guide for your reference. The good news is that our shops will still be able to open on Monday the 4th of January, but if you can you should work from home. There’ll be no mixing of households indoors and you must avoid travelling outside the area other than where absolutely necessary. We really must abide by these guidelines to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our work colleagues both staff and volunteers.

Our regular mantra applies too; ‘Hands. Face. Space.’

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Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitiser when washing facilities aren’t available. Face coverings are a must unless you’re working in an office on your own or are 2m apart from others in the same room or you’re outside. Keep your distance, staying 2m away from each other wherever possible.

In the meantime, we hope you’re managing to enjoy some festive time and thank you for continuing to deal with the effects of this pandemic in such a professional manner. We really do appreciate it and better times are ahead with the more positive news this morning of a second vaccine being approved.

Paul, Graham and Gina.