27th July 2020

Hello Everyone, sorry there has not been a blog for a week, but I have been off sick and what a nightmare that was.  It has been a long time since I have felt that poorly.

How have you all been at home and with your caring role, I really do not know how you manage when you are sick and feeling under the weather?

Personal Protective Equipment Recall

Tower Hamlets Council have received notification that Cardinal Health Type IIR fluid repellent face masks received from central Government deliveries has been removed from the supply chain and they need to recall the face masks.

This is the specific brand of face mask being recalled.

You can find further information here about these face masks and the issues affecting them: https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/masks-type-iir-from-cardinal-health-destroy-affected-lots-mda-2020-021

If you are a carer who has received this type of face mask in your PPE pack and still have some left then please contact Ayeda on 07366 977 103 and we will arrange a time for you to return the face masks and get replacements from a different supplier.

We thank you for your patience, if you phone and are unable to get through, please leave your name and number and Ayeda will get back to you.

If you do not have any of the face masks left, you do not need to do anything.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the PPE Team at ppe@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Exemptions to Wearing a Face Covering in Shops and Supermarkets

From this Friday, 24th July face coverings must be worn in shops.

There are no automatic exemptions for disabled people, however the following relevant exemptions exist …

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes:

  • not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • if putting on, wearing, or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • to eat or drink, but only if you need to
  • to take medication

Further details and updates can be found here


Stay Safe! 

Book a Covid-19 test if you have symptoms

NHS Test and Trace is an essential feature of efforts to keep Tower Hamlets safe and drive down the rates of infection and transmission of Covid-19.

Mobile testing units are operating in the borough and are another way to get tested, alongside ordering a home testing kit. There will be a mobile unit based near Canary Wharf in the coming weeks, including on Wednesday 29 July and Saturday 1 August.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, please book a test immediately.

Let’s talk NHS Test and Trace

As you’ve just read, NHS Test and Trace is hugely important locally and nationally. But we know that not all of our residents will be as familiar with the programme as others. To help us understand how effective it will be in Tower Hamlets, we’ve designed a new survey to gauge:

  • understanding of the symptoms of Covid-19
  • awareness of NHS Test and Trace
  • ability to self-isolate, along with any support residents may need to self-isolate
  • any barriers our residents may face in engaging with the programme.

The findings will help us generate insights about the effectiveness of NHS Test and Trace locally, which we can use to support residents to engage with the programme.

Summer activities

School holidays are here and we have loads of activities to keep kids, families and teens busy throughout – and better yet most of our events are absolutely free!

So whether it’s an online photography workshop or music production lessons, there’s something for everyone. Safety is our priority and all events are virtual or socially distanced.

This week’s events:

28th July 2pm to 3.30pm – Tuesday Social Club

For an invite email tony@ccth.org.uk

Wednesday 29th

Relaxation Day Zoom Sessions

11am to 12 noon

Virtual Health & Wellbeing with Casey – Would you like to learn how to make a wonderfully moisturising hand scrub with things from your cupboard? learn a how to give yourself a little me time with a facial massage routine that will boost your energy, release some tension and rebuild a little internal connection?

2pm to 3pm

Relaxation Day Come stretch with Casey – Feeling a little sluggish, aching and full of tension? Come stretch with me and learn a 10 minute routine you can use every day to bring some balance back into your body. Let’s Stretch out those niggles together, open up and release that tension. This routine is suitable for absolutely everyone. It’s performed seated so you can also do it anywhere

Email tony@ccth.org.uk

Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email enquiries@ccth.org.uk

Tony Collins-Moore
Carers Academy Manager

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The Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
London, E1 0SG

020 7790 1765


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Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

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