Changes to COVID rules and OPAL's response

OPAL has many vulnerable people accessing Welcome In Community Centre and our activities in the community.  Therefore, to help keep these individuals safe, we are taking a cautious approach to the easing of restrictions.   Our policy for the Welcome In Cafe, all OPAL activities at Welcome In Communcity Center and at community venues hosting OPAL activities is:-

  • Masks must be worn when entering and moving around, unless individuals are exempt from wearing masks for health reasons.
  • When seated, individuals are welcome to remove masks.
  • People must sanitise their hands when entering the building.
  • We will manage numbers to prevent crowded places.
  • We will retain strict hygiene measures including regular sanitising and ventilation.

These rules apply to staff, volunteers, members and visitors.  OPAL will keep this under review but we do not expect to make any changes in the near future.