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Paulsgrove - BfN Portsmouth support group (specialising in NICU Families)

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Paulsgrove Family Hub

Cheltenham Road

Portsmouth

PO6 3PL

United Kingdom

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A BfN information and support group. The main focus being feeding/general parenting or social support to reduce isolation.

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You will need to book a ticket for each adult attending and for any child aged 5 or over. Please be aware that places are limited and where ever possible older siblings should not attend.

Please arrive promptly for the session. There is no provision to wait in the Hub for the group to start. Upon arrival you will be asked to confirm that you are not currently self-isolating & are free from Covid-19 symptoms, that you have not returned from a quarantined area in the last 14 days & also, that you have not been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who is self-isolating due to Covid-19. You will also be asked to submit your details for Track & Trace. There will be a 'welcome table’ by the entrance door to the room where you will need to sign in and you will be asked to sanitise your hands before entering the room.

We ask that you maintain the recommended 2m social distance between different households whilst within the group and family hub & that there is no sharing of belongings, food or drink between households. Drinks will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your own water bottle. While we still encourage you to wear masks it is no longer mandatory at indoor support activities, unless the supporter will need to get closer than 2 metres to provide support, in which case a mask will be worn by a supporter.

Current government guidance recommends that everyone should be testing using free Lateral Flow tests twice a week (adults and children over 11). This is because 1 in 3 people who have Covid-19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others. Testing regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. BfN would like to encourage parents who are attending groups to test before attending (or on a regular basis), but parents do not need to be testing to be able to attend. Free tests can be ordered online or you can find out where you can pick them up in your local area using the third link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

The main focus of this group is to offer general breastfeeding and social support specialising in supporting NICU families The group is not intended as a 'stay and play', toys will not be available at this time. Older siblings should not attend if possible. If you require additional, specific feeding support we would encourage you to either; phone the National Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 100 0212, or email the local BfN team at bfnsouthcoast@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk to book a 1-2-1 Zoom call.

Buggys, prams and pushchairs are not allowed inside the family hubs, they will need to be locked up in the buggy parks provided.

Please be aware that you are solely responsible for yours & your children's behaviour & actions. We accept no liability for any mishap, accident, etc...

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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Location

Paulsgrove Family Hub

Cheltenham Road

Portsmouth

PO6 3PL

United Kingdom

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