Wellspring London & Stratford: Update on COVID–19
Thank you so much for your continued support and engagement of Wellspring London and Stratford, as we navigate through these very challenging times. This past summer we indicated that we would be providing an update regarding our office reopening and COVID-19 on Friday, October 16th.
We have been waiting to see how the pandemic is trending, and we find ourselves in the middle of a second wave of new COVID cases at this time. We were hopeful to get through the summer and continue seeing a decline in numbers throughout the fall so that we were able to safely open our doors again at the beginning of January, but sadly, this does not seem to be the situation.
With the new spike in COVID-19 cases, we are anticipating that it is not realistic to think that we will be reopening the physical centers before April 1st, 2021 at this point. The health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are our first priority. This is very difficult for us as we are excited to welcome our “Wellspring family” back into both our London and Stratford locations.
Many factors are being taken into consideration in continuing to keep our centers closed, including the following:
- The vulnerable health of our members and their families, as well as our volunteers and staff
- Safety measures that need to be put in place to be able to achieve social distancing guidelines set out by the province
- COVID-19 testing and screening, and the need for personal protective equipment upon entrance into Wellspring space
- Following the branding guidelines of the Wellspring network across Canada to ensure there is consistency with all centers operating the same and opening at the same time.
We have been so fortunate to have the support of our community as we do our best to provide the invaluable supports that Wellspring has become known for. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation. If our position changes on the reopening dates, we will communicate this to everyone as effectively as we can. Should you have any questions regarding this update, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.