Covid-19 information from BAGN

BAGN began before the lockdown in early March 2020, but accelerated quickly to an essential support system for the Crewkerne community when lockdown & shielding came into force

Future plans

BAGN will continue throughout the ever-changing climate of Covid-19, whatever restrictions or freedoms are in place we will continue to support those in need of extra help, regardless of whether Covid-19 is directly contributing to community concerns or if it is a distant memory.

Safe Working

We ensure all our volunteers are working within a Covid Safe environment with increased cleaning of work stations & food preparation areas, wearing masks, signing into the admin office to support the Track and Trace System & discouraging close contact.

We have created exclusive working bubbles for our team of administrative leaders to ensure limited teams are working consistently with one another to reduce unnecessary contact and as a contingency to be able to continue with community support should a volunteer need to isolate.

These expectations extend to community interaction, please be assured that shopping, prescriptions & meals are delivered in accordance with strict Covid-19 safety measures.

Continued community support

Throughout Lockdowns, shielding, tier systems or a return to normality BAGN is legally able to continue supporting the community. As outlined on during the toughest restrictions (Jan 2021 National Lockdown)

‘Meeting others and care – You can leave home to visit people in your support bubble ( if you are legally permitted to form one), to provide informal childcare for children under 14 as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, and not to enable social contact between adults), to provide care for disabled or vulnerable people, to provide emergency assistance, to attend a support group (of up to 15 people), or for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a person with a disability, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child.’

This advice has remained consistent & we are confident there is no scenario which would stop our community outreach work as the UK Government understand & make legal allowances for those shielding or isolating to benefit from the kindness of their neighbours.