So much has happened in the past week, so we wanted to send you an update. First off – we hope you are well and taking care of yourselves during this time.
As always, the health of our Whitespace community is our absolute top priority. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, we’re committed to closely following updates and keeping everyone’s health top of mind. Thankfully there have only been 2 confirmed cases in Milton Keynes so far, but we know this is likely to change. We want to do everything we can to support our wider community and the Government’s efforts to slow the spread and lower the impact on our health services.
Given that this situation is likely to go on for the coming weeks and possibly months, we’re thinking about the long-term view – how we can best support our community’s health and wellbeing. We want to continue offering you classes to help you relax, feel strong, centred and keep healthy during this time. And so we have two clear focuses in mind;
Here’s how we’re addressing community health concerns.
Keeping our space healthy and safe for people to practice
Support our community physical and mental wellbeing during this difficult time
Mostly, we just want you to know that we are here for you. A wild variety of feelings may come up right now — fear, loneliness, anxiety, emptiness. Know that this is normal. Try to allow the feelings to move through you. Trust that they will shift and change. We are all very resilient. Keep doing your practice so that you can tap into the parts of yourself that remain steady, stable, content, and loving even during tumultuous times. Seek support when you need it! Let’s stay as connected as possible to friends and loved ones through all of the amazing modes of communication that we have.
We appreciate your understanding that Whitespace is a small business responding in real-time to an important and evolving situation. We’re in this “wait and see” situation together — our Whitespace community of teachers, staff and customers. We look out for one another. And we’ll get through this. For now, we promise to keep you updated on any major developments that would deem it necessary for us to change our approach.
Take care until then.