We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well with everything that is going on around the world now.
In line with NHS advice, SLaM have taken the decision to cancel all SLaM Recovery College courses until further notice. We are very sorry for the disappointment this may cause, and hope you understand that this was not a decision taken lightly. We hope we can be back up and running as soon as possible, but we are currently aiming to start the summer term later than we originally planned, so it will be a shortened, 10-week term, 8th June – 14th August.
Why we are cancelling: the health evidence is clear. We know that cold and flu viruses spread effectively from person-to-person through coughs and sneezes, and coronavirus is no different.
Therefore, if we can reduce unnecessary gatherings of people we can simply interrupt the spread of infection. This recommendation about cancelling group meetings is not about panic or anxiety - it is our attempt, in keeping with the rest of the NHS, to take reasonable and measured steps to delay the spread of coronavirus.
For an overview of COVID-19 (coronavirus), click here.
Remember the importance of washing your hands for 20 seconds: this is your best defence against the spread of infection.
This is the latest guidance on testing and calling NHS 111:
- Stay at home (self-isolate) for seven days if you are experiencing a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough. Do not call NHS 111. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
- The NHS will no longer be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.
And here are two links to information about how to look after your mental health during this time, the first from the Mental Health Foundation, the second from the BBC: