We are pleased to inform you that from Monday 16th August 2021 K|E will return to operating in a way that is similar to how we ran before COVID-19 restrictions led to necessary changes in our set up.
We will be returning to a Monday – Friday working week, and will no longer be separated into two teams. Where possible we have booked you in according to your daily and departmental preferences that you highlighted in the last form we sent out.
During the first week back, the kitchen will not be open as Mark is on holiday so please bring in a packed lunch. The kitchen will reopen the following week (remember that it’s a bank holiday on Monday 30th August) and a cooked lunch will be provided for everyone who is doing a full day at K|E.
The day will be structured as follows:
9:15 Service users arrive
9:15 – 10:30 Departmental activities
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:15 Departmental activities
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Departmental activities
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 4:00 Departmental activities
4:00 Service users leave
***Please do not arrive earlier than the time stated as we will still be undertaking additional cleaning as part of ongoing infection prevention and control and you will not be able to enter the building. As Covid-19 has certainly not gone away, we will also continue to encourage the wearing of face coverings whilst on site and will provide disposable masks.
There will be a limit of 6 service users in each department at any one time and break times will be within the departments and not in the canteen.
Staff have worked incredibly hard for the last 15 months to deliver a flexible service within the government-imposed restrictions. This has involved staff working days they usually would not, working an additional two hours per day through the week and giving up part of their weekend by working Saturday’s. Therefore ahead of these changes, we will close for 1 week from 9th August 2021. This will allow our staff to take a well-deserved break to ensure they are refreshed ahead of the return to something like normality.
As usual K|E will close for two weeks over Christmas. The last day we are open is Thursday 23rd December 2021. We are closed Friday 24th December (Christmas Even) and reopen on Monday 10th January 2022. We will however be open for a drop-in social session on Wednesday 29th December from 10-12.
Monthly Staff Meetings
On the last Thursday of every month, K|E staff members will get together for a meeting. At this time Service Users won't be allowed on site, so we ask that you arrive at 9:45am on the following dates:
30th September 2021
28th October 2021
25th November 2021
27th January 2022
24rd February 2022
31th March 2022
28th April 2022
26th May 2022
30th June 2022
28th July 2022
If you have any questions about any of the changes outlined here then please speak to a member of staff or contact us through our website, social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org.