To help protect the health of everyone who
works or comes to GDA events, disabled people of all ages included, we are
stepping up our existing protocols in the way we operate.
Due to Coronavirus, we are postponing the
event next Wednesday (18 March 2020) for disabled parents and carers
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area events in North West Glasgow on 20 March 2020
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We will, however, continue to operate our
learning programme – but have taken health and safety advice and will limit
events to 30 people or less.
We are going beyond the advice given by
Government and NHS. This is due to the vulnerability of many of our members and
staff. Many disabled people are socially isolated, live in poverty or
indeed, do not receive the correct level of social care or support that they
require. We will continue to do all we can to support them through this
Our protocols will be made available to
everyone attending events and we will ask people to wash their hands on
arrival. Our PAs will wear gloves at all times. We have taken a variety of
measures to ensure that our office and meeting rooms are safe spaces for
members and have significantly increased our hygiene measures.
This is a fluid situation and one that GDA
is continually reassessing, taking advice from NHS inform, Scottish Government,
and our health and safety advisers. We are committed to making sure that our
members remain as safe and well as possible while still receiving support.