Thursday 12 March 2020
Hello <<First Name>>
As I’m sure you’re all aware, coronavirus is currently at the top of all news agendas, and it looks clear that the virus will continue to spread. People who are unwell, or have been exposed to those who are, are being encouraged to self-isolate, including not attending doctors surgeries, clinics or hospitals in person.
This is clearly sensible for wider public health, but as people with underlying health conditions (those most at risk from the virus) are also more likely to be socially and digitally excluded, it’s urgent that we do everything we can to make sure people aren’t being left behind.
We’ve developed resources based on Learn My Way courses that can help people find accurate information online and stay in touch with both health services and loved ones, in case of isolation. I really hope they help you in supporting the people who are most at risk.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the situation as it develops, and making sure we do everything we can to help you, our network, and the people you work with to feel safe and informed in the coming weeks. Please get in touch if you have any concerns.
Helen Milner OBE
Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation