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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Service Update

Covid–19 (Corona Virus)

Due to the current situation requiring social distancing, and protection of the most vulnerable, the Crescent drop in and in person advice services are closed until further notice.

Support and advice is still available via email to info@thecrescent.org.uk or postal testing via testing@thecrescent.org.uk

Phone support is available (but please bear in mind that we will have limited capability at this time) on 01727 842532 and 07904 812500. Please do leave a message if we are not onsite and we will call you back.

Please note that if we are calling you the number will be withheld to protect your privacy.

Thank you for your understanding at this time. Please do follow all advice on social distancing, self-isolation, and preventative measures such as regular and effective hand washing.

More information can be found at;

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For those living with HIV there is currently no evidence to suggest you are at any greater risk of acquiring this virus if you are on effective treatment and have a normal CD4 count.

Please see the response from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) regarding this;

https://www.bhiva.org/joint-EACS-BHIVA-statement-on-risk-of-coronavirus-for-PLWH

https://www.bhiva.org/comment-from-BHIVA-and-THT-on-UK-Government-guidance-on-Coronavirus-COVID-19

With sensible precautions, time and consideration for others we will get through this.

Please do take care, look out for those less able, be kind, and consider others.

 

The Crescent Team

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