I thought it would be a good idea to update you all on Oasis matters.
We are experiencing a difficult time which is likely to last for several months. The March Oasis is cancelled and I have today cancelled our visit by M and Co as the April meeting will also not go ahead. This means we will not be able to update our summer wardrobes, but then, we won’t be going anywhere anyway. I hope I can rearrange M and Co in time for the autumn and winter fashions.
We will have to watch developments before a decision is made about the May meeting but check the website for updates.
I can reassure you that we will not have to pay for the hall whilst Oasis is suspended.
The information I posted earlier on novel covid19 is now well out of date and so I attach the latest from NHS England. I’m sure you are well aware of the recommendations but I publish them here just in case. Many of us fall into the categories of over 70 or at risk through medical conditions and it is imperative we follow the advice in respect of both self-isolating and social distancing.
One area of confusion has been misinformation about the use of anti-inflammatories (such as ibruprofen) in conjunction with paracetamol. NHS advice has recently changed and the recommendations to treat the symptoms of coronavirus are now to take paracetamol but not ibruprofen, unless you are already prescribed ibruprofen for existing conditions.
The next few months will be a difficult time for everyone. For transgender people it might add a further layer of difficulty. For those who are unable to express themselves at home it will be a stressful time and I would urge you to contact Oasis through the website. We can then make contact by phone or email.
I’m sorry I can’t make this message any more cheerful, but these are bleak times for us. Stay strong and well and I hope to see you all back at St George’s Hall as soon as it is possible to do so.