Whilst there is no evidence so far to suggest that people living with HIV are at higher risk of contracting coronavirus, Sahir House management team are meeting regularly to monitor the situation.
The British HIV Association (BHIVA) updated a statement on the virus and HIV on 13th March. You can read the statement on the BHIVA website – www.bhiva.org
All Sahir House group-based events have been cancelled until further notice.
See list below:
- Peer support groups
- Wellbeing activities
- Drop in lounge
- Outreach clinics
- HIV awareness training courses
- Volunteer training
- HIV information sessions
If you have an appointment scheduled at Sahir House with a member of staff, please contact them to check if the appointment will go ahead.
We ask you not to come to the building to just drop in or use the computers. This is to minimise any risk of potential transmission of Coronavirus to other people.
We have taken this decision to help protect those we support, as well as our team, and will be reviewing this decision on a weekly basis.
Please remember that we are able to provide one to one support by phone.
How to protect yourself?
- Wash your hands at least for 20 seconds with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Maintain a distance from people who are coughing or sneezing.
- Ensure you have received influenza and pneumococcal vaccination in line with BHIVA vaccine guidelines.
An NHS overview and common questions with regards to COVID-19 can be found here.
If you have any concerns relating to Coronavirus, please call the NHS on 111.
Guidance in other languages based on government and NHS advice for migrant and asylum-seeking communities – https://liverpool.gov.uk/covid19translations