GROUP EVENTS SUSPENDED OWING TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION
Tuesday, 17th March 2020
The Group have been speaking very recently with the Graham Fulford Trust in Warwick who process all our blood testing results. After medical guidance from their contacts and also from TDL, the laboratory that we use to analyse blood samples, we have decided to suspend ALL our PSA testing activities for the next few months in view of the progression of the coronavirus Covid-19 virus. We have to take this step in view of the age of men that attend our events, who may well have other health issues that we are unaware of. We also have to safeguard the health of our own testing staff. The large event planned for Nantwich Civic Hall is just one of the events that we have made the decision to cancel. That would have been a large event with a single attendance of at least 450-500 men.
On the Friday evening before the Group meeting scheduled for Saturday 14th March we also reviewed the expected attendance numbers and the potential risks to our members gathering for the meeting, some of whom are still going through treatment and may be more vulnerable. The decision was made to cancel the meeting and we were successful in putting the cancellation message out to all our membership by email or telephone contact. ALL future Group meetings are on hold for the time being, to help safeguard the health of our membership.
The committee will be keeping the coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak under review over the coming weeks and months. This is new territory for us all and our Group needs to be responsible and take all steps to minimize the risks involved with contracting this virus. We are conscious of the fact that our members are invariably of a ‘certain age’ and may have health conditions, including prostate cancer, and may be undergoing treatment, and that puts them at increased risk.
It is becoming clear that many Support Groups are taking similar action and also PSA testing events are being suspended throughout the UK.
Please remember that our Support Group will always be available for the membership, and the public, by telephone, email and post, if not at PSA testing events or organised Group meetings. See the Contact Us page on this website.
PLEASE TAKE THE ADVICE THAT IS BEING GIVEN TO US ALL AT THE MOMENT, AND DO YOUR UTMOST TO STAY HEALTHY.
Group Meeting and Jacob's Table at Leighton Hospital, Crewe CANCELLED
14 Nov 2020 10:00–12:00
Home PSA Testing Kit now available from GFCT
26 Oct 2020