Spirasi Covid 19 Informartion

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Following the government announcement on Monday 19th October 2020, all of Ireland has been placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID from midnight on Wednesday 21st October.

Spirasi, with effect from today, Thursday 22nd October 2020, and with due regard for the health of clients and staff alike will:

· Continue to work remotely

· Operate Reception services Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

· Postpone all Medico Legal Assessment appointments until further notice and clients will be advised as soon as the next appointment becomes available.

· Continue to provide Initial Assessments online

· Continue to accept Referrals

· Continue to provide therapeutic support via telephone and online to clients

· Continue to provide psychosocial support via telephone and online to clients

With regard to Education and our Classes, please note the following:

· It is very unlikely that there will be a return to the classroom in the Lantern for the remainder of 2020

· QQI assessments are now scheduled for the end of November 2020. The final date for the submission of results and folders to the CDETB is Thursday the 5th November. In the meantime, if there are any students who have completed their folders,our teachers will follow up to ensure that their work is considered. In some cases, folders will unfortunately not be considered because students still have to complete a certain number classes and also need to complete the oral part of the assessment.

· For inquiries regarding Education and Psychosocial support, please contact Andreas Mokake on 086-1381910 from 9am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) or email andreas@spirasi.ie

With regard to Befriending, please note the following:

· Our team of volunteer befrienders have responded resourcefully to the challenges of recent months. While we continue to advise our befrienders not to meet their befriendees face to face, regular contact has been maintained via telephone, text and video technology.

· Our work of screening, training and linking new volunteers continues virtually.

· Thank you to our team of dedicated volunteers for their continued commitment.

· We continue to accept applications for our befriending programme.

Spirasi will continue to update you via our website and on social media on further developments. Please don’t hesitate to phone us on 01-838 9664 with any questions you may have.