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Coronavirus Update 
Due to a recent high rate of Covid-19 cases, everyone in Sandwell is being asked to adhere to guidance on reducing the spread of the virus. You can help us to prevent further spread of the virus by frequently checking for Healthy Sandwell regular updates. 

Please maintain social distancing of 2 metres from people outside your household or support bubble. 

People aged 70 and above and people who are shielding should seriously consider not attending any community sessions at this time as you are the most vulnerable to sever COVID-19 illness if infected.

From 8th August face coverings will be required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor places. Please be mindful that there are valid exemptions for some people and groups not to wear face coverings. check here for further information.


Avoid unnecessary interaction with people from outside your household

When you go out wear a face covering and keep 2 metres apart

Please do not visit anyone's house unless essential. 

Please help avoid a lockdown in Sandwell by following this guidance

if you have symptoms of Coronavirus you need to self-isolate for 10 days and book a test. remember that if you develop symptoms, everyone in your household and support bubble will also need to self-isolate for 14 days. you can book a test here or call 119.

Visit Healthy Sandwell for regular updates and stay safe and well.


Coronavirus update18/03/2020


To all participants, volunteers, partners and customers

We are closely following Government guidelines about the emerging pandemic.

We have had to take the difficult decision to close our peer support, garden groups and meetings in the community. This includes all coffee mornings, exercise and wellbeing groups, employment support and job clubs.

Staff will be contacting group leaders, participants and volunteers in the coming days to find ways for us all to stay connected without meeting face to face.

Direct Payments

As per national health guidelines we will not be undertaking face to face home visits – we will continue to support remotely e.g. phone, skype etc.  Many of our staff will be working from home.

We are working hard to ensure all payroll is conducted to agreed pay cycles – please ensure you send in your timesheets as per calendar schedule – It is preferred that you send timesheets via email to payroll@idealforall.co.uk - Please support us by ensuring that the timesheets are duly authorised and are legible on the screen to avoid non-payment and delays.    We may not be able to process late timesheets until your next pay cycle run therefore please make every effort to ensure we receive them on time.

We will endeavour to process and pay all care provider invoices to agreed schedules – Can all providers please ensure invoices are as per rate and care package agreed.  

We will continue to have our phone lines open and access to emails.  We would request that you only call if the matter is urgent to support staff capacity to undertake essential work.

We will share updates on our website, twitter and Facebook pages
If you are concerned about what to do, please follow Government and NHS guidance on the virus.

This is updated regularly 

We wish you all well at this time

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We are doing our best to keep services going. 

Thank you all from our trustees and teams  

Khatija Patel