BHUMP is back to face to face support in West Drayton. All bookings will have to be strictly by appointment only. We will utilise a blended approach so the online lessons will still continue for those who prefer them.
For the safety of all our young people and staff, you will not be able to attend face-to-face learning until we have confirmation of a negative test result. Continual testing before each lesson will be necessary to enable young people to access the building for face to face lessons. For those who want to continue learning online, you do not have to do anything, you can just carry on as normal, and log in as normal.
If you want to come to the office for lessons or any support, you will need to book a time (appointment) to come in. You will need to do this at least 1 day before the lesson. All face-to-face bookings will be on a first-come-first-served basis. To book a lesson, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via the BHUMP WhatsApp group chat.
You will not be able to just turn up because we can only have a limited amount of students in the class because of coronavirus safety. So book early to avoid disappointment.
Before you come to the office for a lesson you will need to do a lateral flow test so that we know that you are NEGATIVE of coronavirus before coming to class.
To obtain a free lateral flow test, speak to your social/keyworker or placement staff who will arrange this for you. You can also visit the nearest chemist to your house by typing in your postcode in the link below:
When you go to your chemist they will explain how to take the test, or you can even order a lateral flow test to your house using the link below:
Our office closed including all face-to-face support to already vulnerable clients.
We had to be resourceful and rapidly adapt activities that were about social contact into remote enabling us continue provision through the pandemic, still meeting young people’s needs as ceasing services completely was not an option during crisis when support most needed.
Remote activities provided:
ESOL, Maths, via zoom 4 days weekly.
Weekly welfare telephone checks to help combating isolation and
Life-skills, wellbeing workshops. COVID advice, discussing mental-health issues, tips
All activities provided designed to build confidence, provide safe opportunities for sharing and development enabling integration into British society.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they're mild:
Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have COVID-19 as soon as possible.
You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Learn more on www.nhs.uk
To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
- Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
- The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. These particles range from larger respiratory droplets to smaller aerosols.
- People may also become infected by touching surfaces that have been contaminated by the virus when touching their eyes, nose or mouth without cleaning their hands.
Watch the video below by the World Health Organisation on
Get help from NHS 111 if:
- You are worried about your symptoms
- You are not sure what to do
Get help from NHS 111 online
- Call 111 if you cannot get help online.
- Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.