Rural Coffee Caravan Statement – Coronavirus (Covid-19) 13.03.2020
With the ongoing spread of new Coronavirus, and the understanding that the virus is now distributing within the population and is a particular risk for older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions,
The Rural Coffee Caravan has decided to suspend all our visits and events until further notice.
This is to ensure that we do not contribute to the spread of the virus from individual to individual, that we protect those most at risk of serious harm from contraction, and to minimise the risk to the wider community, volunteers and staff.
The health of our neighbours and our wider community is our number one priority.
Alex Smith (Founder of the Cares Family) said on March 12th 2020 “In times of challenge and change, how we stay together and help to connect those most at risk of social isolation and social distancing – not just now, but in normal times too – will come into sharper focus”.
We agree and so, going forward we will continually be looking for ways for neighbours to stay socially connected while physically distanced.
Each and every community we work with is different, so what will keep people connected and safe in the days and weeks ahead will be different for everyone.
If you have ideas on how to keep people connected and healthy in the weeks ahead please don’t hesitate to let us know.
We are all in this together.
We will closely monitor the situation and will update our position regularly but our hope is to resume outdoor visits in the summer.