Updated: March 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ADT

The Faculty of Medicine will provide specific updates to supplement those already provided by Dalhousie University on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As more information becomes available, we will continue to keep you informed.

Current situation

While the rest of the Dalhousie community returned to in-person learning and on-campus work on January 31, 2022, staff in the Faculty of Medicine who are currently working from home were asked to be prepared to do so at least until February 18, 2022.

After further evaluation, and discussions with our partners at Public Health, we have made the decision to resume on-campus work in Nova Scotia, beginning on February 22, 2022

More information  

Please visit the COVID-19 Information and Updates page for links to the latest, most up-to-date information about the fall term and returns to campus.  

Emergency Response Team

The Faculty of Medicine has formed an Emergency Response Committee that will be meeting at least weekly until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. Membership on this committee includes:

Emergency Response Committee

Name

Title

Adrian Herod

Graduate Student

Alexandra Fournier

Communications Coordinator, DMNB

Andrew Warren

Associate Dean, PGME

Ann Barrett

Associate Dean, Scholarly Communications

Anne Weeden

Executive Director, Operations & Policy

Carolyn Thomson

Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs

Christy Simpson

Head, Department of Bioethics

Constance LeBlanc

Assistant Dean, CPD

Craig McCormick

Co-interim Associate Dean, Research

Darrell White

Senior Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine

David Anderson

Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Erica Holloway

Professor, DMNB

Evelyn Sutton

Associate Dean, UGME

Gaynor Watson-Creed

Assistant Dean, Serving & Engaging

Ian Taylor

Director, Med IT

James Fawcett

Co-interim Associate Dean, Research

Janice Godin

Director, Human Resources

Jason Bremner

Communications Advisor, Faculty of Medicine

Jennifer Hall

Associate Dean, DMNB

Linda Penny

Chief Operating Officer, Faculty of Medicine

Lisa Sutherland

Assistant Dean, Resident and Student Affairs, DMNB

Mitch McDonough

DMSS VP New Brunswick

Nicole Boutilier

VP Medicine, Nova Scotia Health Authority

Pamela Bourque

Chief Operating Officer, DMNB

Patrick Holland

Student Representative

Paul Bourgeois

Building Services Manager

Robert Boulay

Assistant Dean, Clinical Education – DMNB

Roger McLeod

Associate Dean, Research

Sandi Carew

CEO, Maritime Resident Doctors

Shawna O’Hearn

Director, Global Health Office

Simon Field

Assistant Dean, Clerkship

Sue Zinck
 
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Valerie Chappe

Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies

William Baldridge

Head, Department of Medical Neuroscience

If you have specific COVID-19 related questions, please contact the committee member related to your area. You may also contact Mr. Jason Bremner at: jason.bremner@dal.ca

Nova Scotia Health: Precautionary Response to Omicron Variant

There are many unknowns related to the recently identified Omicron variant, including how easily it spreads and the impact of this variant on severity of illness and on vaccine effectiveness.

The Omicron variant has already been identified in many countries in the world, including Canada, and has been identified in travelers who have not travelled through Southern Africa. As a result, Nova Scotia Health is taking some precautionary measures to help protect the health and safety of our patients, clients and teams. Effective 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 2: 

  • Nova Scotia Health employees and physicians who have travelled outside Atlantic Canada in the last 14 days must follow work isolation protocols for 14 days after return. This includes daily symptom monitoring and masking at all times while at work unless alone in a room. Employees are only required to self-isolate at home if required based on current Public Health guidance. Testing is strongly encouraged prior to return to work, and on day 3, 7 and 12 following start of work isolation. Testing is available at testing centres, pop-up testing sites and public health mobile vaccination and testing units. 

Please note, at this time, there are no additional requirements for team members who live with someone who has travelled outside Atlantic Canada.

Occupational Health and Safety and Wellness COVID-19 Guidance and New Webform

Given widespread community exposure and transmission of COVID-19 , which are affecting both demand for our services and availability of staff to provide services, Occupational Health Safety & Wellness (OHSW) guidance for health care workers who are close contacts or who have been at an exposure location have changed. Employees and physicians who answer yes to any of the following questions must immediately complete the new COVID-19 status or reason for work absence webform  for advice, guidance and direction from OHSW. 

(NOTE: The link will not open with Internet Explorer. If your default browser is Internet Explorer, copy and paste the link into another browser).

  • I tested positive for COVID-19 
  • I am symptomatic with one or more COVID-19 symptoms
  • I am a household contact of a positive case 
  • I am a close contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 or,
  • I was present at a PSA exposure location as identified by public health  

This form will ensure health care workers receive immediate direction based on their particular situation and allow OHSW to focus resources on health care workers who need more direct support.  

Please review, print and post the OHSW Guidance for Health Care Workers poster, which includes a handy QR code for easy access to this information.

IWK

IWK Health employees, physicians and learners with COVID-19-related questions or concerns should contact IWK OHSW at 902-221-890 or 902-497-3937.

A one-page visual guide is now available for posting on units or home as a quick reference for team members and leaders over the holidays.

If you have any questions please contact OHSW at OHSW@iwk.nshealth.ca.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Resources for Health Care Professionals

Contact tracing is an important tool to help identify people who may have COVID-19 due to exposure to someone with COVID-19. It can also help prevent the virus from spreading in our communities. When a person tests positive for COVID-19, they become a case. People they have spent time with during their infectious period may be considered close contacts and should be notified.

Read the full 'COVID-19 Contact Tracing Resources for Health Care Professionals' document from the office of Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Nova Scotia. [PDF, 102 KB]

Horizon Health Travel Guidelines

The Horizon Health Network has recently circulated information regarding safe practices and screening requirements for employees who plan travel outside of New Brunswick. Please note that these recommendations apply to all undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners.

This document (PDF) outlines a change in practice for arranging swabs and travel notification.

Updated Mask Guidance

Nova Scotia:
Students will be required to wear a masks at all times in buildings on the Nova Scotia campus. This requirement will include all common areas, as well as lecture and tutorial sessions. Further, all students will be required to wear masks at all times in any partner teaching hospital facility (Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health Centre).

Unvaccinated learners will be required to wear a mask AND face shield for all activities in the Centre for Collaborative Clinical Learning and Research (C3LR) and all Nova Scotia Health facilities.

Masking guidelines will be continually reassessed to ensure alignment with recommendations from Public Health.  

New Brunswick:
Masks must be worn in the DMNB building in hallways, public spaces, tutorial rooms and classrooms.  Non-medical grade masks are permitted in all areas of the building except for the LRC. In the LRC, medical grade masks are required and will be provided when students enter this area for clinical skills sessions.

Medical grade masks are required on entry to Horizon Health facilities, physician offices and clinics.

Med 1

All in-person tutorials, lectures, and in-hospital Skilled Clinician sessions will resume fully on March 7, 2021.

DMNS

Students are reminded of the following guidelines when working in Nova Scotia Health and IWK facilities:

  • Learners and staff are to use of Universal Pandemic Precautions** (including eye protection and medical masks) inside all Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health clinical care facilities
  • Proof of vaccine is still required for health care workers and learners
  • Learners cannot provide care to any patient receiving an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP) without using a fit tested N95 Mask.
  • Learners are expected to participate in twice weekly self-testing for COVID 19**. More information on the distribution of tests will be sent in the coming days).

** Please note: If you have recovered from COVID 19 in the past 90 days, you do not need to complete your self-swabbing; however, you are still expected to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.

DMNB

Students are advised to continue with Point-of-Care testing three times a week as per Horizon protocol, until otherwise advised, with the kits they received from Horizon in late January 2022. We are currently waiting on more information from Horizon on the plan for testing going forward. Any student with questions can reach out to Dr. Lisa Sutherland (sutherll@dal.ca) in the meantime.

Med 2

All in-person tutorials, lectures, and in-hospital Skilled Clinician sessions will resume fully on March 7, 2021.

DMNS

Students are reminded of the following guidelines when working in Nova Scotia Health and IWK facilities:

  • Learners and staff are to use of Universal Pandemic Precautions** (including eye protection and medical masks) inside all Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health clinical care facilities
  • Proof of vaccine is still required for health care workers and learners
  • Learners cannot provide care to any patient receiving an aerosol generating medical procedure (AGMP) without using a fit tested N95 Mask.
  • Learners are expected to participate in twice weekly self-testing for COVID 19**. More information on the distribution of tests will be sent in the coming days).

** Please note: If you have recovered from COVID 19 in the past 90 days, you do not need to complete your self-swabbing; however, you are still expected to wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.

DMNB

Students are advised to continue with Point-of-Care testing three times a week as per Horizon protocol, until otherwise advised, with the kits they received from Horizon in late January 2022. We are currently waiting on more information from Horizon on the plan for testing going forward. Any student with questions can reach out to Dr. Lisa Sutherland (sutherll@dal.ca) in the meantime.

Med 3

  • Clerkship is continuing.
  • Understanding that some clinical experiences may be different than they had been in the past; we are confident that all objectives can be successfully completed in the current clinical environments, both in Block Rotations and LICD sites.

Med 4

  • Clerkship is continuing.
  • Understanding that some clinical experiences may be different than they had been in the past; we are confident that all objectives can be successfully completed in the current clinical environments, both in Block Rotations and LICD sites.

Vaccines

Students, as well as faculty and staff, are being advised to be fully vaccinated prior to arriving on campus. Dalhousie strongly encourages all students and community members who are able to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to do so. However, it is not a requirement to come back to campus.

Contact Information

Nova Scotia
Dr. Evelyn Sutton
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education
Email: evelyn.sutton@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1890

New Brunswick
Dr. Jennifer Hall
Associate Dean, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Email: jennifer.hall@dal.ca
Phone: 506-636-6979

Nova Scotia
Dr. Sue Zinck, Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Email: suzanne.zinck@dal.ca

New Brunswick:
Dr. Lisa Sutherland, Director, Student Affairs
Phone: (506) 643-1431

Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness

Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness continues to provide both health and counselling services for students. Most services have transitioned to telephone or video-based contacts. One can make an appointment online at dal.ca/studenthealth/bookonline or by calling the Student Health and Wellness Centre at 902-494-2171. 

Student Affairs has also created a helpful Brightspace site to bring together in one place relevant information for students. To access Student Support Services, log in to Brightspace and click on the course called “Student Support Services.” There you will find:

  • Information about the new grading policy
  • remote learning resources
  • faculty-level academic supports
  • student health resources
  • contact information for Advising and Career Services, including a virtual front desk where you can chat with a staff member
  • contact information for writing support
  • information about financial resources
  • information about library services

More information on Student Supports (including Arrival in NS and a Declaration of Absence Form) can be found here.

Remote Library Services

  • All of Dalhousie Libraries’ online resources (databases, ebooks, ejournals) are still available. Should you experience any problems accessing resources, please contact Library.Eresources@dal.ca.
  • Subject liaisons are available to help with research and library assistance. Please contact ugmelib@dal.ca and one of the Medicine liaisons can assist you.
  • Dalhousie Libraries’ eReserve service is available to create reliable links to content in Brightspace, and the library can scan specific chapters of print Reserve items to post to Brightspace.
  • Dalhousie Libraries’ LiveHelp service is available anytime for faculty and students. You can access the chat box here: https://libraries.dal.ca/help/ask-us.html
  • Anything that can be delivered electronically (articles, conference papers, book chapters) can be ordered through Document Delivery. NOTE: This does not include print books or entire e-books.
  • Scholarship@Dal Libraries webinars and UNIWeb training sessions are still taking place. See what is being offered on the Dalhousie Libraries’ Events Calendar.
  • Need help with remote teaching? Take in an Academic Technology Services (ATS) virtual drop-in session, running Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 8:00 PM (Atlantic Time). More information here: https://www.dal.ca/dept/elearning.html  
  • DMNB students still have access to the UNBSJ library spaces and collections. Students can book a seat it in the library by visiting https://lib.unb.ca/services/bookings. They can also request an item from the collection by visiting the UNB library catalogue and making the request there.
  • Any changes to Dalhousie Libraries services will be posted here: https://libraries.dal.ca/covid-19-updates.html


Postgraduate Medical Education

Resident Redeployment

Residency programs are continuing, but all residents, like other physicians, are potentially subject to redeployment / reassignment.  Every effort will be made to begin with volunteers. 

Residents will not be penalized academically for work related to redeployment that falls outside their usual training program rotations. In cases where terminal competencies have not been achieved and a resident is at the end of training, training extension may be offered in accordance with our usual practice.

NSH officials will work with PGME and programs to minimize redeployment to the degree possible. Our guidelines ensure that we redeploy residents to areas most proximal to their training discipline and in accordance with their individual skills and abilities. 

To this end, program directors have been contacted to ask that all residents be assigned a specific general work category that best aligns with their skill set.  Categories include: no patient contact, capable of ward-based care with supervision, capable of supervising on a ward, and capable of ICU care.  Should you have specific concerns or questions about your work level assignment, please contact your program director. This approach aligns with NSH work categories for faculty members.

Through its guidelines on response to mass casualty events and public health emergencies Dalhousie’s Faculty of Medicine has endorsed the principle that all
registered PG learners including residents and Dalhousie fellows are subject to these redeployment measures by virtue of their status in the hospitals.

Redeployment under such circumstances is the jurisdiction of the hospital administrative leaders who are charged with providing care to the population. The VPs Medicine or their delegates at our affiliated health authorities will advise the Faculty of the relevant measures taken involving PG learners through the Academic Issues Committee and the Dean, Senior Associate Dean, and/or Associate Dean, PGME.

Electives

  • All residents are required to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Electives will move forward as planned, following current travel guidelines.
  • Travel guidelines are different depending on the province in which your home training site is based. 

Royal College Preliminary Guidance

These documents will walk you through the requirements of training and key considerations for programs, as well as processes for attestations of training.

Contact Information

Nova Scotia & PEI
Dr. Andrew Warren
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Email: andrew.warren@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1850

New Brunswick
Dr. Jennifer Hall
Associate Dean, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Email: jennifer.hall@dal.ca
Phone: 506-636-6979

Dr. Lisa Sutherland
Director Student and Resident Affairs
Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick
Email: sutherll@dal.ca
Phone: 506-643-1431

Dr. Carolyn Thomson, Assistant Dean, Resident Affairs
Phone: (902) 494-3232    
Email: Carolyn.thomson@dal.ca

Remote Library Services

Remote Library Services

  • All of Dalhousie Libraries’ online resources (databases, ebooks, ejournals) are still available. Should you experience any problems accessing resources, please contact Library.Eresources@dal.ca.
  • Subject liaisons are available to help with research and library assistance. Please contact ugmelib@dal.ca and one of the Medicine liaisons can assist you.
  • Dalhousie Libraries’ eReserve service is available to create reliable links to content in Brightspace, and the library can scan specific chapters of print Reserve items to post to Brightspace.
  • Dalhousie Libraries’ LiveHelp service is available anytime for faculty and students. You can access the chat box here: https://libraries.dal.ca/help/ask-us.html
  • Anything that can be delivered electronically (articles, conference papers, book chapters) can be ordered through Document Delivery. NOTE: This does not include print books or entire e-books.
  • Scholarship@Dal Libraries webinars and UNIWeb training sessions are still taking place. See what is being offered on the Dalhousie Libraries’ Events Calendar.
  • Need help with remote teaching? Take in an Academic Technology Services (ATS) virtual drop-in session, running Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 8:00 PM (Atlantic Time). More information here: https://www.dal.ca/dept/elearning.html  
  • DMNB students still have access to the UNBSJ library spaces and collections. Students can book a seat it in the library by visiting https://lib.unb.ca/services/bookings. They can also request an item from the collection by visiting the UNB library catalogue and making the request there.
  • Any changes to Dalhousie Libraries services will be posted here: https://libraries.dal.ca/covid-19-updates.html


Graduate Studies

Together@Dal

Fall 2020 will be a semester like none before. The Faculty of Graduate Studies will welcome approximately 1,000 students, most of whom will be studying online, and many from locations around the world. To bring us all together we’ve created Together@Dal: Grad Edition.

The program will share the resources available to you at the university, help equip you to start your degree online and create a community of graduate student peers.

Graduate Students

  • Graduate level courses in the Faculty of Medicine may resume in-person on January 31, 2022, at the discretion of the professor. Please check with your professor for further details.
  • All in-person learning will be conducted in full compliance with Dalhousie’s safety plan and the Nova Scotia postsecondary framework. All learning will take place in classroom and lab spaces that exceed minimum targets for air exchange as outlined in Dalhousie’s ventilation strategy. The postsecondary framework does not have restrictions on classroom sizes.

Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness

Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness continues to provide both health and counselling services for students. Most services have transitioned to telephone or video-based contacts. One can make an appointment online at dal.ca/studenthealth/bookonline or by calling the Student Health and Wellness Centre at 902-494-2171. 

Student Affairs has also created a helpful Brightspace site to bring together in one place relevant information for students. To access Student Support Services, log in to Brightspace and click on the course called “Student Support Services.” There you will find:

  • Information about the new grading policy
  • remote learning resources
  • faculty-level academic supports
  • student health resources
  • contact information for Advising and Career Services, including a virtual front desk where you can chat with a staff member
  • contact information for writing support
  • information about financial resources
  • information about library services

More information on Student Supports (including Arrival in NS and a Declaration of Absence Form) can be found here.

Faculty of Medicine Graduate Students Society (FMGSS)

Call for Peer Support Students
Hello! The Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Society is proud to announce the formation of The Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Peer Support Network. We are currently looking for at least two graduate student volunteers from each department to fill the role of peer support student. You will be educated on mental health resources and trained in active listening and mental health support for students in distress. The volunteer position is strictly for peer support. Volunteers will not be asked to provide ounselling or primary care.

If you are intested, please reach out to one of the following:

Adrian Herod: Adrian.Herod@Dal.Ca
Prathyusha Konda:Prathyusha.Konda@Dal.Ca
Patrick Slaine: Patrick.Slaine@Dal.ca

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • For anyone concerned about their funding and the impact of COVID-19 on their progression should contact the funding agencies, Dr. Valerie Chapp, or Faculty of Graduate Studies for support.
  • Information pertaining to postdoctoral fellows can be found here.

Supervisory Committee Meetings

  • Meetings should proceed online.

Comprehensive Exams

  • Should proceed remotely and on schedule. if the student does not wish to defer to the winter term. Prepare back-up plans for sick members.

Other Activities

  • FMGSS: all in-person social events and meetings are cancelled.For online meetings and events please contact FMGSS leadership.
  • PREP sessions: PREP sessions: In Person PREP sessions are cancelled. Online options have been developed. Please contact Jodi Reid (jodi.reid@dal.ca) for information on upcoming online PREP sessions.
  • The scholarships committee will continue to review applications for funding. All discussions will be done remotely. Please follow announcements from the MRDO with calls for applications and deadlines.
  • Student payroll: GSPIP have clear requirement for administrators to continue monitoring and entering necessary information to keep the stipend rolling. Students will continue to receive stipends and scholarships as directed by funding agencies.
  • Student should consult with their supervisors to plan for their research project as directed.

Student recruitment for next term can proceed with online interviews only.

Contact Information

Dr. Valerie Chappe
Assistant Dean, Graduate & Postgraduate Studies
Email:
 valerie.chappe@dal.ca

Dr. Younes Anini
Research Trainees Advisor
Email: Younes.Anini@Dal.Ca

Dr Leslie Anne Campbell
Research Trainees Advisor
Email: leslie.anne.campbell@dal.ca


Research

COVID‑19 Research Opportunities and Information

  • Researchers, graduate students, and research support staff, continue their important work in the Tupper Building and other distributed locations, and there is no plan to reduce research activities at Dalhousie.
  • Research at Nova Scotia Health and IWK facilities may be disrupted – faculty, students, and staff working in these facilities will continue to follow directives from these institutions. 
  • Respirators such as N95 or KN95 can be worn if people wish to do so but are not required unless task-specific hazards require their use. For most cases, especially when others in the area are also wearing masks, a three-layer non-medical or medical/surgical mask is sufficient.  

The Medical Research Development Office has created a page with information regarding funding opportunities, search tools, and external updates.

Please visit: https://medicine.dal.ca/research-dal-med/covid-19-information.html, for more information.

CORES

  • As of today, CORE facilities will remain open to users as per normal, except where CORES staff are unable to meet Public Health requirements for safe distancing.
  • This may mean that users who have not already been trained for the use of a piece of equipment will be unable to use it.
  • Users will be required to wash their hands upon entry to, and before leaving, the CORE.
  • Please contact the CORE Manager for information on changes to normal service as this may change as things evolve, and please sensitive to these issues as you plan your upcoming research plans.


Faculty and Staff

On-campus work

All campus events and gatherings can resume in accordance with the Public Health guidelines, as of February 14.

This pertains to:

  • Essential student events and activities (e.g., residence life programming, student programming). 
  • All meetings among faculty and staff, and interviews for potential job candidates.
  • Non-essential events or activities held indoors (including DSU student society events). Outdoor activities are permitted provided they comply with provincial restrictions.

Please note:

  • Where an event or activity takes place in-person and indoors:
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times
  • Food or drink continues to be discouraged, unless social distancing is possible

Information Security

A reminder to our community to be vigilant and cautious with email in your inbox and the tools being used to communicate and share information. More details can be found at the Remote Working site under the Technology Resources menu, including:

  • COVID-19 Related Scams: a number of malicious actors are taking the opportunity to exploit fears about the infection, and use alerts and other communications to trick people into installing malware on your devices. Don't click on a link or open an attachment of anything suspicious. "When it doubt, throw it out." More information can be found here.
  • Technology Security Topics (link): contains information related to Zoom Risks and Best Practices, VPNs and Remote Access, Securing Mobile Devices, Protection from Phishing, and much more.

Continuing Professional Development & Medical Education

The Continuing Professional Development & Medical Education Office has compiled useful information related to COVID-19 for both physicians and the general public.

 

Mental Health Supports

In this uncertain time, our students, faculty, and staff may be experiencing stress and anxiety. If you are in need of assistance, several mental health resources are available to you:

Access to Buildings

Nova Scotia:
Learners will have access to the Tupper Link from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. seven days per week.

New Brunswick:
Learners will have 24/7 access to the DMNB building including the student lounge and student lockers.

Directional arrows in the stairways will remain in place for now.

Trusted COVID-19 information and resources

Prevention and preparedness remain key advice:

Our collective responsibilities:

  • Strict adherence to masking protocols is critical and one of the most important steps we can take to support your health and the health of those around you. 
  • Please reduce your risk of transmission by always wearing a well-fitting medical mask.
  • You must always wear a well-fitting (no gaps) mask that fully covers your mouth and nose and contains at least three layers, in alignment with the latest Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Public Health directive and guidance from our COVID-19 Science Advisory Council. Three-layered blue medical masks are appropriate, for example.
  • Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) has identified that there is a major risk for COVID transmission when masks are removed. For this reason, eating and drinking in Dalhousie buildings (including the DMNB building) is only permitted while alone or properly physical distanced from others in designated areas.
  • Faculty, students, and staff conducting work in Nova Scotia Health, IWK and Horizon Health facilities will follow all safety procedures and guidelines of those institutions. 
  • Keep your social group small and consistent. In New Brunswick, under the current level 3 measures, social interactions are limited to immediate household members only.
  • While we are confident that we have implemented and are following effective health and safety protocols while on our campuses, collectively we also need to be mindful of our actions when we are not on campus.
    • Public Health has identified that there are higher risks of infection when congregating with people outside our immediate social group without wearing well-fitting medical masks.   Where possible try to minimize these occasions during this very challenging wave of the pandemic. 
  • As always, please follow all Public Health guidelines and regularly check for updates as guidelines change regularly — and stay at home if you’re feeling even slightly unwell.