16 March 2021

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A minute's silence at midday next Tuesday will form part of a day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the first COVID lockdown in the UK.

ELFT is hosting an online event on Zoom for staff, governors, members, service users and carers to come together to observe the one minute silence together. Chief Executive Paul Calaminus will lead the event with others.

Impact of Pandemic
The tragedy of the pandemic has been immense. In ELFT we have sadly lost colleagues, service users and patients. We also know that many have also lost family members and friends.

Some of you may wish to be alone with your thoughts next Tuesday but for anyone who wants to be with others, virtually, click on the bar below. A link to join the event will be sent to you on Tuesday morning and posted on this webpage:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/day-of-reflection-elft-online-event-tickets-146634621099

8.00pm Doorstep Vigil
People will be encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 8pm with phones, candles and torches to signify a "beacon of remembrance".

As well as observing a minutes silence, prominent buildings and landmarks will also be illuminated across the UK.

Supporting People Coping With Bereavement
The charity Marie Curie has resources to help people who have been bereaved and the ways friends and family can support someone who is grieving the loss of someone. https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection?