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Corona Virus Updates

If you are worried about how you are going to manage during the Corona Virus outbreak, we have collated your questions and have put some answers for you to consider during this time. Please click the links to view the documents.

In the light of Government guidelines limiting social contact with others, our office staff will be working from home from Monday 23rd March until further notice. This will mean that there will be limited telephone availability. We would prefer you to email to office@acc-uk.org and we will be able to get in contact with you from there. We will be updating this webpage as soon as any guidelines change or we have any further information for you.

26 March 2020

Latest update and FAQ

Towergate Cybercrime link

Towergate HR link

Guidance on Mental health and well being document

Coronavirus, online teaching & learning in the immediate crisis

Refuge for victims of domestic abuse this organisation is still open and taking referrals

20 March 2020

Information for working with children and schools during this time

19 March 2020

Some ACC members were part of the 1,700 people who joined a live on-line Q&A session Wednesday evening. Click here for a summary of key points discussed by the panel. For anyone who missed it, you can see the recording for free by following this link and on-line events have also given open access to members of the resource pack.

18 March 2020

Dear ACC Members and Affiliates

Every person in the UK is being asked by the Government to comply with their latest advice and guidance, and as you must be aware, we are in rapidly changing territory. This email is mainly addressed to counsellors, however we thought that all our members might benefit from knowing the advice relating to counselling. We are posting all emails and updates on the front page of our website under ‘Latest News’. It may not always be possible to send out bulk emails, so please check this website regularly for further guidance.
click here for Email update

Other useful links
UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Partners for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Therapists Hub https://www.partnersforcounsellingandpsychotherapy.co.uk/the-therapist-hub/
PESI https://www.pesi.co.uk/Blog/2020/March/How-to-Go-Online-Counselling-During-the-Coronovirus

13 March 2020: For Members and Affiliates

13 march 2020: For Accredited Counsellors, Managers and Supervisors

13 March 2020: Our friends and colleagues at Online Events have sent this link for ACC members to have free access to a special event that they are putting on to support counsellors manage their work in the light of the COVID 19 Pandemic. Its entitled Coronavirus:Considering Our Responses And Responsibilities and is a live discussion between Kate Dunn & Carole Francis-Smith taking place at 6.30-7.30pm on Wednesday March 19th.

https://www.onlinevents.co.uk/event/coronavirus-considering-our-responses-and-responsibilities-kate-dunn-and-carole-francis-smith/

Thank you to all who have already responded to our email this morning. One member recommends using WhatsApp for its end to end to encryption. Another has brought to our attention that the government guidance about when to isolate has changed since the note for clients was drafted, and another has asked about what to consider when switching to telephone counselling (further details to follow).

4 March 2019: Corona Virus Risk assessment

4 March 2019: NCVO Corona Virus advice

If you have any questions please contact the office email office@acc-uk.org