Covid Update

We are pleased to announce that 98% of our staff at YOU-CAS have had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine along with their boosters. Our staff continue to have the client’s safety as top priority therefore Constant PPE is in use for all personal care and support care to give you peace of mind. We take all our clients and staff safety as paramount importance.

We will continue to update our website with the latest information provided by the government .

The government has announced that the measures put in place under plan B in England will be lifted. You should continue to follow safer behaviours to protect yourself and others:

  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose
  • Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on public transport
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Get tested and self-isolate if required

Important Dates: 


17 January:  (this guidance applies to ENGLAND)
16 and 17 year olds can now book a booster dose online. Parents and guardians of people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 between 12 to 15 years old, or those living with people at higher risk, will also be contacted to book a booster.

19 January: (this guidance applies to ENGLAND)
You are no longer asked to work from home if you can. Talk to your employer to agree arrangements to return to your workplace.

20 January: (this guidance applies to ENGLAND)
Staff and pupils in secondary schools and colleges will not be required to wear a face covering in classrooms.

27 January: (this guidance applies to ENGLAND)
You will not be required to wear a face covering, including in communal areas of schools, but the government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded and indoor spaces where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

You’ll no longer need to show your NHS COVID Pass at venues and events by law.

You can stop self-isolating at the start of day 6 if you get 2 negative rapid lateral flow test results on days 5 and 6 and do not have a temperature. If either test is positive, wait until the next day before testing again.

Covid and your Mental Well-being. 

Many of us are worried about the coronavirus pandemic and how it’s affecting our mental well-being. For those of us experiencing mental health problems, things may feel especially difficult. These may be problems that you’ve experienced before, or for the first time during the pandemic. There are many charitable organisations that can offer you help and support during this difficult time.

Mind – provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 

They can offer you information to help you cope if:

  • You are experiencing mental health problems during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Your usual ways of coping and supporting your mental health have been affected by the pandemic.

Many of us are struggling with our mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. You may have experienced mental health problems before the pandemic, and now you’re finding things harder to cope with. Or you may be experiencing mental health problems for the first time.

Your experience of mental health will be personal to you, and there are many different ways in which it may be affected during the pandemic.

These are some of the common experiences of how our mental health is being affected during this time:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating problems
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harm and suicidal feelings
  • Taking care of your mental health during coronavirus

These are some tips for looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Not all of these ideas will work for everyone, so try to avoid putting pressure on yourself and just do whatever you’re comfortable with.

If you’re experiencing a mental health problem, it’s ok to seek help. This could be speaking to your doctor or a therapist, or taking part in peer support.
You are not wasting anyone’s time if you seek help for your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. The NHS still wants you to do this.

  • Hand washing and anxiety
  • If you’re experiencing flashbacks
  • If you’re feeling claustrophobic or trapped
  • Create a safety plan
  • Talk to people you trust
  • Think about your routine
  • Look after your physical health
  • Try relaxation or breathing exercises
  • Try mindfulness
  • Take care with news and information
  • Think about your social media use
  • Keep a mood diary
  • Make a self-care box
  • Be kind to yourself

See mind’s page on accessing treatment and support during coronavirus for information about how mental health treatment and support are affected during coronavirus.