Important UpdatesResponse to Government Winter Covid Plan ‘B’  - The Reader

Response to Government Winter Covid Plan ‘B’  – The Reader

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As you may have seen in the news, the government has now moved to Covid’s B program. At this point, and in accordance with the guidelines, we will continue to personally run the joint reading activity and all of our programming at the mansion.

All of our events, including Storybarn activities, will still take place as planned and so will The Reader Cafe’s Winter opening times Will remain the same until December 24 (see below for details on Christmas opening times). If you are a volunteer reader, see below for the latest information on your volunteer roles this coming December.

We ask visitors to please continue to exercise extra caution and be aware of others when walking around the site by wearing a mask (unless exempt) as well as washing hands regularly.

Our website opening times during the Christmas period are:

December 24: Ryder Estate, Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor open until 12 noon. (Reader and Stones Store closed)
December 25-26: Closed
December 27 – 31: Ice cream parlor open 10:00 – 16:00 (Ahuza House and Cafe remain closed)

Until December 24 and from January 1 onwards:

The Reader Cafe: Monday-Sunday. 8: 30-16: 00 (last orders for the kitchen at 15:00)
The ice cream parlor: Thursday-Sunday. 10: 00-16: 00
Reception / reception and stones: Monday-Sunday. 11: 00-16: 00 (reopens January 3)
Readers’ Store: Monday-Sunday. 11: 00-16: 00 (reopened January 17)

Warm wishes and congratulations this season,

Of all in The Reader.

If you are reading with adults

If you would like to continue to manage your group in person, and your group members still feel comfortable attending, please keep reading together. However, if you or your group members feel uncomfortable meeting in person, please feel free to make arrangements for shared reading in an alternative way – many of you have done so during the plague zoom, using our reading room platform, or by phone. If you are reading this way now, keep doing so.

If you would like to switch from reading as a group to calling group members individually, please contact us as there are additional safeguards we must take to read 1: 1. If you want to pause your volunteering for a while, that’s fine too. What we would ask for is you Please let us know of any changes you choose to make So that we can support you and update our records accordingly. Do this by sending an email to support@thereader.org.uk or calling 0151 729 2250. If you continue reading, in any way that suits you, please be sure to list your meeting details in our online community center. You can get help using In the Hub by contacting the support team as mentioned above.

If you read with children and young people

If you would like to continue running your reading session 1: 1 and your child and family are happy to continue, please continue reading together. However, if any of you feel uncomfortable meeting in person, please contact us so we can support you to make arrangements for shared reading online. Many of you have read it this way during the plague, and can continue to do so. If you want to pause the reading for a while, that’s fine too. What we would ask is that you Please let us know of any changes you choose to make So that we can update our records accordingly. Please contact Hope for a 1: 1 read hopemcgarry@thereader.org.uk If you are a partner reading as part of the first page project, we know there will be other considerations you need to consider, but contact Andy at firstpage@thereader.org .uk if You need support. If you continue reading, in any appropriate way, please be sure to list the details of your meeting at our online community center. You can get help using the Hub by contacting Hope or Andie as mentioned above.

If you volunteer at Calderstones

If you are happy to continue volunteering at the mansion as you do now, you should not do anything at all. However, if you would like to stay for a while, please contact the Calderstones Volunteer Support Team at calderstonescoordinators@thereader.org.uk or talk to Jules, Debbie or Stephen on the site. We would like to reassure you that we will take additional precautions on the site, including wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing if necessary.

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