After very careful consideration and following discussions with our medical advisers we’ve taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our PSA testing programme until the outcome of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is known.
Whilst we don’t want to appear to be suffering a knee jerk reaction, we do have a set of fairly unusual factors affecting our work in that many of our organising groups…Masons, Lions and PCSG’s etc…are past the first flush of youth and in the case of the latter clearly have underlying health issues. Add to that the average age of our attendees is probably 60+, and for many events are in close proximity to one another in sometimes fairly “cosy” situations, lacking robust sanitization facilities, then the risks start to increase.
We also, of course, have a responsibility to our loyal team of nurses and helpers.
We hope we’ll be able to rearrange events sooner rather than later….but these are unprecedented times…certainly during my lifetime.
Whilst we are in this lull, we’re hoping to launch our self testing kit option whereby people will be able to purchase a kit online sending a sample back to the lab and then get the result in the same way as they do now. Watch this space for developments.
During this “holding period” the office will only be manned between 10:00 and 15:00 hours Monday to Friday.