November 5 Update
“The announcement of a second lockdown, beginning at 00:01 on Thursday 5th November, does not impact on the Merlin MS Centre and therefore we will remain open for therapies and support, including oxygen therapy, individual and group physiotherapy with Mel, Ash and Jackie. We are taking further advice on home visits and Mel will be in touch. The new national restrictions state in section 4: "Some venues will be allowed to remain open for specific exempt activities…... Support groups that are essential to deliver in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. This includes ….people with long-term illnesses…”
We advise all service users to read the recent guidance available on the government website (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november) . Within this guidance people living with chronic neurological conditions, such as MS, (section 9) are now classed as clinically vulnerable. The guidance further states that there is no requirement for this group to 'shield' and the recommendations are that you continue to socially distance, wear a mask, wash your hands regularly and sanitise frequently touched areas of your home or work place. If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
For more information on how the Centre is responding to the latest government guidelines, please click on the link below.
The Merlin MS Centre is an independent Cornish charity located in mid-Cornwall.
Merlin MS Centre is the only purpose built facility in Cornwall that provides a comprehensive range of subsidised and affordable therapies for those whose lives are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The services the charity provides are also available to those with other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, Stroke, ME Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)