I hope you and your friends and families are keeping safe and taking good care of yourselves.
The Government has indicated the country can now make the first steps back to normality albeit very slowly. So far there are three steps and we are in step one going into step two. No matter how much we want to get back to life as it was before March we are urged to go very slowly.
Here at Head Office, your national committee have decided that the Romford office will not re-open before August at the very earliest, we are working from home and so far it has been very successful. The committee meet every week via social media and decisions have been made for the good of the Association and our members. Sadly, most of our events have had to be cancelled for this year but new dates will soon be published for 2021. Hopefully we can still have our weekend away in October and our Christmas events will still carry on but, if there is any doubt about the safety of our members, be assured these would be cancelled.
Once the Government have advised that it will be safe to meet as groups again that will be the time to start to think when it will be safe to restart clubs, but we must make it clear this will be up to each individual club to decide when they will return to ‘club’, it will not be up to Head Office, as you know clubs are autonomous and therefore must make their own decisions.
We will, however, be able to offer guidelines on safety and cleanliness as we do have a ‘duty of care’, and we are here for you if you have any doubts or queries. Though our telephone is not available, secretaries do have contact numbers for us and of course our email is still working email@example.com
NAWC has sent a letter to every member via email to the secretaries, and we are depending on the good auspices of these ladies to pass it on by email or post. A copy of this letter is posted in the News section of this website. We do intend to send another in June.
We sent a card to Captain Tom, for his 100th birthday on your behalf, and of course he is now an honorary Colonel and a Sir, a well-deserved recognition on such a magnificent effort of fund raising for the NHS. Once again we are asking you to support The Marie Curie Nurses if you possibly can, a link to their fund raising page is here www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate
Keep safe ladies and keep alert and if you are in any doubt about doing something then the best action would probably be don’t do it.
Here’s to when we can meet again.
Chris and the Committee