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Barking & Dagenham Plus vs COVID 19

June 4, 2020

A message from Steve Rolfe, Chairman of the National Federation of Plus Areas, on PLUS’ position with regard to Covid 19. By implication this applies to Anglia & South East Area Plus, and Barking & Dagenham Plus in particular.

NB: our own venue is closed, hence we cannot meet there – we are not the group advertising an event on Facebook referred to by Steve!

Dear Friends,

I do hope you, your family, and friends are safe during this continuing National pandemic.

I need to update you as the Government starts to ease the restrictions on lockdown. At the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting it was agreed to remain on lockdown for All Plus events. This is until the Government fully lifts restrictions that will allow for social events to be held.

This week the Government announced that groups of no more than six can meet but need to remain two meters apart. Having consulted senior members of the NEC the current restrictions remain in place for All Plus events.

Some of you may have seen an event being advertised on Facebook for this weekend. I have emailed the organiser asking them not to advertise this as an official Plus event. Ensuring that anyone who attends is aware it is a private event and is not covered by the Plus insurance policy. By attending the event you are accepting this is a private event.

It has not been easy making this decision but I do hope you understand why we have come to this decision. The safety of our members always remain paramount.

Membership was discussed by the NEC and it was agreed that every member would be entitled to one year free membership with the renewal date staying the same.

Stay Safe remember to keep 2 meters apart and I hope to see you all sometime later in the year.



Steve Rolfe
National Chair

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