We are delighted to announce that we will soon begin to slowly and safely reopen The Brain Charity’s building and resume our face-to-face services.
From Monday, March 8th: We will begin to resume some pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings with clients, and potentially some face-to-face counselling sessions, all socially distanced.
From Monday, April 12th: The Brain Charity’s centre on Norton Street will formally reopen. This means our library and charity shop will be open to the public, and The Brain Food Café will be serving takeaway food and drinks. At this point we will resume a small number of socially distanced activities and services within the centre, including our room hire business. We will also invite some volunteers back into the building.
From Monday, May 17th: The Brain Charity will be able to resume the running of smaller indoor events and entertainment at reduced capacity. The Brain Food Café will reopen for table service (make an advance booking here).
From Monday, June 7th: Coffee mornings will begin to be held in-person in our building. These will be at reduced numbers, with full social distancing, and will be simultaneously streamed on MS Teams.
From Monday, June 21st: All other functions of the building should return to normal, including the hosting and running of larger events.
The Brain Charity’s Chief Executive, Nanette Mellor, said: “We have confidence in the road map the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser have set out, and are basing our reopening on these dates.
“We have not taken these decisions lightly and will ensure the safety of staff, service users and volunteers at all times.
“We are really excited to welcome everyone back into the centre – particularly those who we know have struggled the most as a result of the pandemic.”
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