Metro Blind Sport – Coronavirus update May 2020
Considering the current Coronavirus pandemic, and the suspension of all Metro Blind Sport face-to-face activity, Metro Blind Sport is having to respond to the pressures that it currently faces.
Consequently, Metro Blind Sport has made the decision to furlough or redeploy most of the staff. This will be under regular review.
We understand that this comes at a difficult time for our members, volunteers, coaches, partners and the whole sport and physical activity community. However, the difficult decision has been made in consultation with our board of trustees and major funders.
This decision will be reviewed on a regular basis, in line with government advice, in order that we can recommence activity as soon as it is safe to do so.
From Friday 15th May, I will remain actively working for Metro Blind Sport, although this will be under regular review. I will continue to distribute regular updates through our twitter account and by newsflashes where appropriate. We are aiming to continue to deliver the Zoom meetings that are advertised on our website.
Our regular monthly newsletter, however, will not be sent out until we are all back fully from furlough. Our website remains a source of very useful information but please note that it will not be updated whilst our staff are on furlough.
I would encourage you where possible, for members to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.
We are very sorry that we have had to take this action and we will update you in due course.
CEO Metro Blind Sport