If you are a provider of placements or short breaks, by now you will no doubt have considered Covid-19 and the potential impact of this virus on the continuity of your services.
At this stage we would ask you to reconsider your business continuity plans and ensure that these appropriately consider risks in relation to pandemic response particularly the impact of staff shortages. This may be impacted as a result of sickness, precautionary self isolation, school closures or staff responding to personal caring responsibilities.
The most important advice for your service will be published by the Government. Please ensure that all necessary information is shared throughout your organisation as is appropriate.
If there are any impacts on your service as a result of Covid-19, please report these to the following mailbox: firstname.lastname@example.org