19/07/2021 - Published by

Updated 19th July 2021

The Peace Foundation will operate as follows:

The Peace Foundation will continue to support victims of violent conflict (war and terrorism) through its peer-to-peer support service.  Anyone needing support should contact support@peace-foundation.org.uk 

The Peace Foundation will offer health and well-being support services to victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles domiciled in Great Britain, and in addition will administer an enhanced Covid 19 welfare support package to certain victims in parity with provision being made available in Northern Ireland.

The programmes offered in counter terrorism safeguarding (PREVENT), and community cohesion have recommenced as we gain access to key education and community locations.  The Government is no longer funding counter extremism work.   All employees working on these programmes, along with our support colleagues, have returned to work, based from their homes, at client locations, and at the Peace Centre.  We continue our approach to bio security and a blended curriculum of distanced working using technology solutions and carefully planned on site interventions.  We encourage you to respect our team and beneficiaries but recognise you are able to make decisions about your own bio security.

The Peace Centre

The Peace Centre in Warrington is operating. 

We have achieved accreditation to nationally recognised Covid secure standards.  We offer hires for training and educational purposes.

We are committed to providing a safe environment.

Evidence suggests that Covid 19 transmission mainly happens indoors where people are close together.  Face coverings worn over the nose and mouth reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking.  The main purpose is to protect others. If everyone wears one, the risks drop for all.  There is some evidence they offer protection to wearers, but are not a replacement for social distancing and hand-washing.  Masks can also help reduce virus spread from contagious people with no symptoms.  Cutting virus transmission is important because many people are not fully vaccinated.

From Monday 19th July the following measures will be in place:

  • Where possible, distancing will be maintained.  We will encourage ventilation, and outdoor use when the weather allows.
  • Our sanitisation points remain as does our Test and Trace QR code.  You are encouraged to use the sanitiser and observe the highest hygiene standards.  It is your choice whether to check into the venue, although we do operate a sign in policy out with, and not line to, any check and trace.
  • We will be undertaking enhanced cleaning of the building and equipment.
  • We encourage the use of face coverings when entering, leaving or moving about the building.

Please do not attend the Peace Centre if you have COVID symptoms (please refer to NHS guidance).  We reserve the right to vary these measures at any time and to refuse admission.

We will continue to review and update our beneficiaries on a regular basis. www.peace-foundation.org.uk