The safest thing to do at this difficult time.

As the Northwest’s biggest anti FGM charity, we know that our services are essential to the family, women and children that attend our workshops, events and counselling sessions. As we focus our efforts on creating plans to still help the people that come to us, we are working on doing so at a distance.

As the country is now on full lockdown, we are being asked to stay at home for the greater good of the nation and the world. Please do not stay isolated and take care of one another as mental health is important at this time.

Yes, there is a lot of information out there, but what we are urging people to do more than anything is to stay at home and stay safe.  The information given by the government is as follows:

Stay at home

Only go outside to buy food and other necessities or to work (if you cannot work from home)

Stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

Please remember that you can spread the disease without showing any symptoms

Further advice from the government says:

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government has introduced (23 March 2020) three new measures.

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
  2. Closing certain businesses and venues.
  3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.

Every person in the UK must comply with these new measures, which came into effect on Monday 23 March. The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

The government will look again at these measures after three weeks and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

For the sake of yourself and others please stay at home and help our NHS and key healthcare workers do their work.

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