There have been some new announcements from the government recently, with a plan of how they plan to re-open our province. According to Public Health of Grey Bruce, starting on May 22, 2021, Bigs and Littles will be permitted to get together outdoors; as long as you continue to follow all other guidelines regarding keeping a 6 foot (2 metre) distance between you. Remember to wear your masks if you cannot keep this distance, do not meet indoors, and follow healthy hand hygiene.

Let’s continue our efforts by following the regulations and advice from the government and public health officials, so we can limit further transmissions and avoid further restrictions. For more information visit the Government of Ontario’s website. 

To our mentors, THANK YOU for your commitment to staying connected to your Little, during this difficult time. More than ever, under the daily obstacles of the pandemic, youth and their families are facing increased anxiety and stress. If you are unable to meet outdoors, continue to connect with each other virtually at this time. Things like Zoom, the HouseParty app, Google Hangouts, Discord, FaceTime, phone calls, writing each other letters (by email or snail mail), doing a craft over video or playing an online game are all great ways to stay connected. Get creative!

We will continue to keep you posted as things change in the Covid situation. You can also find out the current information by following these links: Grey Bruce Public Health Homepage or COVID-19 in Ontario

 

If you are in need of support, we are always here to support you. You can reach out to us via email or call our office 519-376-4449.

The onslaught of COVID-19 can be quite disheartening and stressful but all of us here at Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce, will continue navigating forward, to ensure we come out of this BiggerTogether!

Stay healthy, stay happy and stay safe!

 

Public health officials encourage proper hygiene and hand washing to prevent the spread of the virus. We would encourage everyone to follow common prevention measures for viruses (provided by health units) such as proper hand washing or sanitizing, sneezing or coughing into your arm or sleeve and isolation or avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness. Additional resources are available on PHAC website.

 

–Last updated May 28th, 2021–