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Covid 19 Level 5 Update

Following the move to Level 5 Limerick Youth Service’s youth spaces will be closed to the public until further notice.

LYS will continue to support young people and their families during this challenging period while adhering to HSE‘s public health guidelines, the Department of Children’s  Guidance for Youth Work Organisations and guidance from the Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board.

LYS staff will only hold face to face (in person) meetings in a crisis situation.  Staff will carry out a risk assesment, inform their line manager & meet outdoors if possible.

Education & Training: 

  • Learners with LYS’ Community Training Centre will continue their course work via online platforms with staff checking in with you via phone/email.
  • In certain circumstances staff will deliver or post course work materials to your home.
  • All learners/students will receive a text from LYS if with updates on return to onsite learning

Youth Work:

All our youth work projects including UBU, GYDP & Youth & Family Support will operate as follows:

  • Groups will take place virtually, where possible.
  • Youth workers will support young people via email, phone, text & social media
  • In certain situations youth workers will deliver or post programme material to your home.
  • Some volunteer led youth clubs will run their clubs virtually- contact the Club Support Worker

Mental Health team:

The Be Well Mental Health team will continue to provide its service as schedule with support and meetings taking place virtually and via phone, email & text.  For more click HERE

Youth Information Centre:

The Youth Information team continues to provide its service and be contacted as follows:

  • Phone or Text to 083-1726898
  • Email at yib@limerickyouthservice.com
  • Contact via social media sites
  • Speak with a youth information officer via a live chat service that can be accessed  HERE

Ability Programme

The Ability team will continue to support clients and their families via phone, email, text and virtually.  For more click HERE

We encourages all young people, volunteers and staff to follow the advice and guidelines issued by the relevant authorities such as the Health Safety Executive (HSE).

LYS is keen to stress that when accessing information about the Coronavirus (Covid-19) to get your information from professional and relevant sources such as www.hse.ie and www.gov.ie. 

If you are finding this lockdown difficult and would like to speak with someone the follow services are available:

  • Text 50808:    Free text HELLO to 50808 to speak with a trained volunteer.
  • Samaritans:    Free phone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie to speak with a trained volunteer.
  • Childine:           Free phone 1800 666 666 or text 50101 for free to speak with a trained listener.

If you need more information please contact LYS at:

  • Tel: 061-412444 or via email: lys@limerickyouthservice.org 

For more on Covid 19 click below:

 

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