Coronavirus: Alcohol Advisory Service update
Guernsey Alcohol Advisory Service has put changes to its service in place to ensure that people can access help under the Coronavirus restrictions.
Normally the service would provide one-to-one meetings and then put together a bespoke plan. But with the current lockdown, while the staff are considered essential health workers, they do not want to put anyone needing help at risk. Instead, the information is being digitised, so it can be sent out to people if they need it.
People already in touch with the service are being supported by email, phone calls and Skype.
The service also provides an eight-bed alcohol mental health unit, which currently has three residents. The unit is following lockdown restrictions and no new residents are going into the unit currently. Precautions are in place and the residents are self-isolating in their bedsits.
To get in touch with the service, people should start by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also an office number - 723255.
Director of the Service, Dave Newman can be reached on 07781 166 603 in an emergency.
The full Guernsey Press article is here.