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Worried about fuel? Guidance from our Executive Team on Monday 27th September 2021.

It won’t have escaped your notice that a bit of a fuel crisis has developed over the weekend triggered by panic buying. Some local garages have run out of supplies, others are rationing the amount you can have each time you visit. As a result, many of you are understandably worried so we want to allay those fears if we can. The government are bringing in Army drivers to help keep supplies flowing but as yet, they haven’t introduced special measures such as priority for health workers. With this in mind, we’re asking you to consider the following;

Please keep your travel to a minimum, prioritising essential work journeys. Consider safe car sharing, in other words with colleagues you already work with, wearing face masks/visors and keeping the vehicle windows open. Look at the option to use public transport if possible. If you can’t get in and have explored every option, please let your Line Manager know as soon as possible.  Where you can, work from home.

Our pool cars that are based at Daniel’s Lane, must be used for essential journeys only as we may need to deploy them to move clinical staff if the situation doesn’t improve. If you need clarification on what an essential journey is, please speak to your Line Manager about why you want to use the car.

We appreciate this is a difficult and worrying time, especially for those of you working on our front line. We’re here to support you so please remember to liaise with your Line Manager if you’re getting concerned about being able to make it in to work.

There are times when it seems like it doesn’t just rain, it pours, but we’ve proven our resilience. Working together we can continue with the care that this very weekend inspired two women to complete challenge 5 of 12 in support of our charity and a group of bikers to present us with £6,000! You are all appreciated.

Paul, Gina, Graham and Verity

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