Micah Liverpool was well prepared for the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown in March 2020. Micah has already adapted its delivery practices to ensure social distancing measures were in place with (at the time) appropriate PPE being in use by volunteers and staff.
We have, like everybody else, had to adapt our delivery to ensure that Micah Liverpool is able to deliver its core services of Foodbank, Volunteer Programme and Community Markets Safely. We focused initially of the food aid delivery, as this was the most essential service during the pandemic. We updated all of our risk assessments with Covid secure practices and ensured that the small team of staff and volunteers that were still able to volunteer had read and understood those new practices. With the biggest change being that we moved all of our activity outdoors where possible. If you would like to see Micah Liverpool Foodbank delivery risk assessments you can view the here.
Micah Liverpool then put plans in place to renew the volunteer programme and the community Markets. This was a bigger task over all as the guidance provided by National government, local government and Church of England was detailed and varied. We were able to product robust safety procedures for both Community markers, which returned in June 2020, and the Micah Liverpool Volunteer programme that returned in September 2020. You can see photographs on how we delivered all three of our projects on our Micah Liverpool Facebook/Twitter/Instagram pages.
Maintaining delivery and ensuring our staff/volunteers and guests are safe has been Micah Liverpool’s highest priority since our inception in 2016 and this has only become more apparent in 2020 has been able to safeguard all its guest, volunteers and staff by following the guidelines and policies we have in place.