Whilst the UK Government has removed the majority of COVID-19 restrictions, East Kent Mencap has decided to maintain a high degree of caution.

We have been able to deliver the majority of our services, but the need to socially distance has made this difficult at times.

Our Day Services have been very successful in maintaining opportunities throughout the pandemic, however, it has been impossible to welcome everyone back in large groups at the same time. We are seeking to avoid introducing the virus to large groups of people who use our services as well as our employees.

You may have heard of the “ping” which is a notification that warns people that they may have come into contact with the virus and must isolate for seven days. If this happens within services, everyone will need to isolate causing more hardship and distress.

We recognise that this is frustrating, and we wanted you to know that our caution is aimed at keeping everyone safe and well.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing patience and support.