At Prior’s Court, the health and wellbeing of the young people in our care is always an absolute priority. In light of the risk posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are undertaking significant precautionary measures to minimise risk and safeguard the welfare of those young people and our employees.

We have a robust business continuity plan in place to protect and maintain our service delivery, and at this stage there are no plans to close any part of Prior’s Court. We will obviously be monitoring the situation closely and listening to the advice of the statutory bodies who oversee our operations. Our situation is more complicated than some organisations as we operate as a school, children’s home and adult home, which may all be subject to different guidance.

I want to thank our staff for continuing to support our young people and their colleagues during this unprecedented time. We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and we will do whatever we can to provide support needed.

We greatly appreciate all the efforts of our staff and we have introduced an adapted sick pay policy for the duration of the crisis to ensure that staff are not disadvantaged financially if they have to self-isolate.

Mike Robinson

Chief Executive, Prior’s Court