All of the country will start level 5 restrictions from tomorrow night - Wednesday 21st Oct 2020 and it is projected to last for 6 weeks.
Everyone in centres in Cork has been through this before earlier in the year & knows exactly what is expected of them. Residents did a fantastic job back in March, April & May helping stop the spread of the virus and have done that ever since also. There is no reason to believe that the same cannot be done again.
There will of course be some who criticise restrictions, but that never changes what has to be done;- get into a routine and do the simple things well -
The full rules associated with these restrictions are covered at this link
However, we are all experienced at this now. We know what is expected and we know that we will come out the other side. In many ways things are better now that the last time...why? This is not a lockdown like we had before:-
* Many of you will be able to continue to work
* Those who lose their jobs now have access to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) - you can apply here
* Kids can remain at school & child minding services continue also
* Most Adult courses will continue online
* There a many established resources online to keep yourself busy
and of course BRIJ remains available to you via this website and via the Whatsapp links we have established with you over the months since March. Whilst we will not be able to continue our visits to centers on a routine basis, we remain available to you to help where we can. If you have something you need us to assist you with, just make personal contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a time for simple routines, repeated daily, and looking out for others. This will help you feel good about yourself.
These restrictions are not forever, they are simply for all our benefit and if things go well, then they may well end before the planned 6 weeks is up.
We can also do with some more examples of BRIJ Creativity and Halloween presents a perfect opportunity to record something and send it to us for the website here
We at BRIJ look forward to hearing from you......