New Social Space planned

1 September 2020


A new socially distanced coffee morning is being launched in Maldon on the 9th September for people in the community looking for an assured safe space to chat.

The sessions will initially run weekly from Maldon Town Hall from 10am -12pm. Pre booking will be essential as spaces are limited and to comply with test and trace processes.

Sarah Troop, Director at Maldon and District CVS, one of the organisations working on the community response for the town said, “We know from our helpline that not everyone is comfortable to go back out into the community and it is difficult for the all the town’s community groups to re-open while there are so many unknowns. This space is a middle ground between staying at home and going to pubs or coffee shops where people may not feel comfortable.”

The coffee morning sessions will follow enhanced social distancing and infection control processes. All volunteers will wear face coverings, refreshments provided will be single use and specific to each individual, seating will be at 2m and hygiene stations and facilities will be provided. Guest will be asked to wear a face covering when not eating or drinking.

Sarah says, “We know we cannot eliminate all risk from the environment but we will be doing everything we can to ensure that people feel comfortable to come and chat. Many people have been alone for many months so if they want to take a first step we want to give them somewhere to go.”

Sessions will initially run weekly in September but will be reviewed and may

open more or less frequently or in different parts of the district according to demand.

To find out more or book a place call 01621 851891 or visit https://www.maldoncvs.org.uk/corona/safe-space/