Public Announcement

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ARMENIAN COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Concern for the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasing by the day. It is imperative that our community prepares itself for this pandemic on one hand and embarks on a programme of caring for the elderly and the vulnerable. Particularly those who may be living on their own, single parents and those who may be caring for others with limited resources.

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping through the UK and the World
will hit the elderly and the vulnerable in society hardest.

Under the circumstances, the Armenian Community Council UK, the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the UK and Ireland, CAIA, ARS, AGBU, Armenian Medical Association of GB, ACYO and AYF together with a team of volunteers announces the formation of the Armenian Community Emergency Management Committee (ACEMC).

This multidisciplinary committee operates under the guidance of members of the Armenian Medical Association of GB and will be monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide real and regular information updates to the community. The primary role of ACEMC is to monitor and respond to emergency calls received from members of the British Armenian Community.

If you know of any elderly person who may be in need of assistance and may be unable to contact us directly, please do not hesitate to call us.

Through these, we will attempt to provide a prompt, coordinated and effective support, when necessary.

Please contact us at the following centres:

Opening hours:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Diocese Office

07949 810 704

info@armenianchurch.org.uk

 

CAIA Office

020 8992 4621

info@caia.org.uk

 

ACC UK Office

0800 48 80 510

contact@aceme.org.uk

Please contact us at the following centres:

 

Opening hours:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

Diocese Office

 

CAIA Office

 

ACC UK Office

07949 810 704

 

020 8992 4621 / 07947586226

 

0800 48 80 510

info@armenianchurch.org.uk

 

info@caia.org.uk

 

contact@acemc.org.uk

The capacity, scope and performance of ACEMC depends on the volunteers who would be prepared to commit some of their time and energy and will be ready to respond to the calls raised by the ACEMC coordinators.

We kindly invite the able-bodied individuals in each local community, who are ready to assist us in this critical task, to contact us.

It is important for the Armenian community to stay aware of the latest developments & advice from the government and healthcare professionals.

Please follow the guidelines issued by PHE (Public Health England) and stay Safe.

  • Wash your hands properly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or more.
  • Use tissues (or the corner of your elbow) to catch coughs and sneezes, bin and wash your hands.
  • Drink water regularly – a little every 15 minutes.
  • Take vitamin C and eat Healthy food to boost your immune system.
  • If unwell with appropriate symptoms, self- isolate for at least 7 days and call 111 if your condition deteriorates.

ACEMC                                                                                            20/03/2020

Coronavirus Notice

Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large, so we ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our volunteers and staff are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from the week beginning on the 16 March 2020, all our services except the advice work are suspended until further notice.  This means the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are all suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend our face-to-face services and call NHS 111 for advice. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website (www.caia.org.uk) to leave an enquiry or email us on info@caia.org.uk to continue receiving our support.

If you are attending our face-to-face services at our centre, please wash your hands both on arrival and on leaving with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser. Please avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

The main symptoms of Coronavirus are high fever, dry cough and shortness of breath but for full details you may search for “Coronavirus” on the following Government and NHS websites.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors.  – 14/3/2020