❤💚💙Coronavirus update @ Bradford Cat Watch Rescue❤💚💙
❤As the country comes out of lockdown and the Government lifts most of the Coronavirus restrictions on Monday ,as a rescue we have had to look closely at the changes we have made and the impact this has had on us personally, professionally, emotionally, physically and financially.
💚Over the last almost 18 months, we’ve had to make some big changes to the way we manage the day to day life at the rescue, and the way we help cats and kittens find their forever homes through our adoption process.
💙We’ve implemented some really positive changes that have made the way we work easier, safer and more secure.
❤Our priorities will always be providing a safe and secure environment for our cats, volunteers and visitors.
💚We are still running at a very much reduced volunteer capacity….. and we intend to continue with this.
💙We have found new ways of working with our professional partners such as our friends at Northcote Vets and other professionals.
❤We plan to keep these improved processes in place which will help us to make sure we are operating in the safest way possible.
We want to minimise the risks of ANY VIRUS… not just Coronavirus.
💚Our Biosecurity measures have always been to a high standard however this is under constant review as we strive to improve.
💙Cats, volunteers and visitors all have the potential to transmit infection, and our new processes of working are proof that we are working to a ” Gold Standard” in minimising and controlling infection within our environment at the rescue.
Here are some of the changes we have made and will remain in place for the foreseeable future:
❤All adoption enquiries must be initially done online via a link on our website.
❤All initial pre adoption assessments will be done by Charlotte or Anita our VOLUNTEER Pre-Adoption Coordinators over the phone.
❤All adoption donations/ fees must be paid by card when you visit the rescue.
❤We are still currently only allowing one adult to visit the rescue for adoption visits ,at any one time BY STRICT appointment.
This is to reduce the risks and transmission of disease and infection.
❤Strict hand hygiene protocols must be adhered to.
❤Any visitors to the rescue over the age of 11 years old must wear a face covering in the first instance. Sadly we are not able to take into account exemptions at this time.
Once at the rescue if you are seated in an outdoor environment you may be permitted to remove your face covering- a volunteer will provide guidance about this at the time of your visit.
We have really missed seeing all of our visitors in person at the rescue and of course holding our events throughout the year.
Please do keep an eye on our social media for updates about our events, we will share more information when we are able to.
💚We are hoping to hold a small event this weekend. but we are still in the planning process and currently carrying out risk assessments to keep everyone safe.💚
❤Please understand that not everyone can have a vaccine, and not everyone who is vaccinated is immune to catching or transmitting Covid-19. …. especially with the emerging new variants.❤
The safest way is to assume that everyone may have a virus.
❤ Be safe
As always, Thankyou for your continued support and understanding and thankyou for being a part of the ❤ that keeps BCWR beating