Coronavirus Update

Finsbury Park Trust Centre re opened on Tuesday 4th January

Although the Centre has re-opened after the festive holiday period, because of the surge in the new Omicron variant of the virus. Government advice is where possible for people to work from home until further notice. We encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated including the booster jab, and take lateral flow tests regularly if anyone visits the Centre. Please check govt website: www.nhs.gov.uk. Please stay safe and well and protect lives.


*Wash hands frequently
Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.  Use hand sanitiser if you have no access to soap and water.  Hand-washing is particularly important after using public transport and before eating.

*Be prepared to self-Isolate
If you have any symptoms such as a cough or fever develop.  Households may be asked to self-quarantine if a family member has symptoms.

*Plan ahead
Plan ahead and consider ‘social distancing’ working from home, cancelling social engagements or avoiding unnecessary travel.  Consider online shopping.

*Stay up to date
Use trusted sources of information, such as government, NHS and Public Health England websites.  Be wary of fake news on social media.

*Uses Health Services wisely. 
The NHS is busier than usual.  Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if symptoms are suspected. Visit the NHS website or call 111.

*Use of medicines
If you are using medicines, please be advised that anti-inflammatory tablets like Voltarol, and Ibuprofen are discouraged.  Its best to use Paracetamol instead. (unofficial). If in doubt call 111.

Lastly, please do what you can to ensure those in isolation are checked up on and given support where possible. There are lots of local people engaging in initiatives to ensure the most vulnerable are able to access help.

This is all in preparation, for the next advisories from Government.  Please carry out your own risk assessments and follow your organisations direction of business activities.

“During the coronavirus pandemic the charity sector will face challenges of looking after its staff, volunteers and trustees who may fall ill, have to self-isolate, or have to look after loved ones.” Charity Commission 16 March 2020

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me by email me at talal.karim@finsburyparktrust.co.uk.

Further Resources

There is a wide range of information available on the news and Internet, if you or someone you know experiences any symptoms.

Click here to visit the NHS Coronavirus page for more information.

Click here to visit the online government Coronavirus page for more information.

Click here to visit Age UK Coronavirus advice on their website which has information for older people.