Coronavirus Update Tuesday 17th March

The government advised on Monday 16th March evening that people AVOID pubs, clubs, and restaurants to try and prevent further spread of the virus. Icebreakers volunteers are deciding how best to follow this advice since we are a support group and recognise service users still need our help.

Since we use the Foundation premises for our meetings, if they shut the building then obviously Icebreakers can’t meet at all. If the Foundation remains open for support groups, then we may have options that we are currently discussing. If we are unable to use the building, then we are looking at other possibilities using Social Media.

This is a very fluid situation outside of our control. We will update the Icebreaker website each day with the latest information we have. Remember to refresh your web browser to make sure you get the latest information.

As of 11am Tuesday 17 March we are still planning on running the meeting, but this could change.

Please check regularly for updates and before you set off to the meeting this Wednesday.

The LGBT Foundation has given the following advice to service users:

If you have been to an affected place in the last 14 days


Had contact with somebody with coronavirus

And have any of the following symptoms:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

Please do not come into the Foundation building, instead please protect yourself and others by going home. Please visit this NHS webpage for advice and to access the 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.