Sunnybank has kept in touch with its community during the pandemic through regular newsletters, radio shows, craft activities, phone calls, zoom groups and, in some cases, visits.
However, we realise that many of you miss the opportunity to meet up socially in person and to have fun with friends at our many social clubs and activities.
We are continually reviewing the situation but believe that it would be unsafe to re-open our clubs while there is still a significant risk of Covid-19. Particularly at our larger clubs such as Kites.
The safety of our members, volunteers and staff is a priority. In order to create a safe environment at our clubs and activities, we need to consider all risks such as social distancing, the hygiene of frequently used areas such as toilets and kitchens, as well as the deep clean required pre and post an event. This would mean introducing new processes such as reducing attendance numbers, adding a booking system as well as providing PPE, to name a few.
Even after these precautions are met, we believe that the risk of Covid-19 still remains too high to re-open our large face-to-face group activities such as Kites Club.
We may, however, consider activities involving smaller groups in the coming months, as it would be more manageable to ensure everyone’s safety. We will keep you posted on any further developments.
Thank you all for your continued support.
We hope to be back ‘in the flesh’ as soon we can, in the meantime stay safe.