18/03/2020 - Published by

Information correct at Wednesday 18th March 2020 05:00 GMT

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation and the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Centre operating protocols during the present public health response to coronavirus (Covid 19).

In line with HM Government (HMG) public health advice, the Peace Foundation has adopted the following revised procedures and protocols.

We ask that if any of our team, beneficiaries or Peace Centre visitors, or anyone in their household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, then they should stay at home for fourteen days.

We recognise that now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel and to work from home where possible. The Peace Centre is to be closed for public access (see exceptions detailed below).

The Peace Centre is NOT open to the public but is completing several pre-booked events under strict arrangements and agreements with the organisers and these will cease Thursday 19th March. All other events and bookings are cancelled. The Peace Centre will fully close from the weekend until further notice, with exceptions in place this week for the NSPCC service centre and the Warrington Youth Club as follows:

The NSPCC Service Centre, housed within the Peace Centre continues to offer its services, and is housed in a purpose built part of the Centre with its own access and is observing revised operating protocols – CONTACT THE NSPCC HERE FOR ADVICE

The Warrington Youth Club, part of the OnSide network of Youth Zones, is continuing operations, in line with other education and youth providers. You can find out more here

The Peace Foundation employees are working from home and our survivors and victims support services continue for all our beneficiaries with the exception in that we are not travelling or undertaking face-to-face meetings at present. All course and programme delivery is temporarily suspended and is being re-planned from Easter onward, with additional provision in place if we face a more lengthy stand down.

The Peace Foundation phone contacts remain the same and are being routed, in office hours, to a reception and triage line which will be then picked up by the relevant team member. Out of hours an answering service will record all messages and these will be processed at the start of the next working day. We do not offer an emergency telephone provision.

The Peace Centre will maintain a duty management presence working with the security personnel 24 hours a day, and our maintenace, catering and housekeeping team will undertake several pre-agreed tasks that meet the ‘distance’ needs such as ensuring the building and grounds continue to operate and are maintained.

Duty Management and security – We will duty manage 09:00 – 17:00 on each working day – outside of these hours our security team will operate. There is 24-hour security on the building.

The centre is closed to the public and all callers unless by exception. We will operate from one entrance at the front – the compound and back entrance will be closed – additional hygiene protocols will be mandatory at the one entrance if access is required – access requests are only be prior arrangement at this time.

The Peace Foundation will continue to work to promote community cohesion. This information will be updated as the situation develops. Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe at this difficult time.