Hello SMH Community, We would like to provide an update around the safety measures that SMH has in place to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19. At our Young Parents Outreach Centre, we continue to maintain Infection Prevention and Control practices to reduce risk and support families to make informed choices in accessing programs and services safely; while recognizing Provincial restrictions have been lifted. Ongoing measures at our Centre include:

  • Our staff members and volunteers are fully vaccinated and continue providing masks, promoting physical distancing, and the frequent sanitization of common surfaces and spaces.
  • Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is asked to please stay home and not attend work or in-person group programs or services, until all symptoms are gone for the period stated by Ottawa Public Health and/or until receiving a negative test result.
  • Pre-registration for programs and activities are required and capacities are limited to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained.

SMH continues to provide remote activities and one-to-one appointments for participants who are unable to, or uncomfortable with, coming onsite. Thank you.


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