Statement from the Chair

The impact of coronavirus on our everyday lives has become even greater and real and it’s even greater to those suffering from leukaemia, their families and their loved ones. I want to take the time and highlight the actions KKLT is undertaking during this pandemic period.

Due to Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) directives against all unnecessary travel and social distancing. We have taken the step to protect the wellbeing of our staffs, volunteers and supporters by postponing all planned awareness drive and upcoming events. We are reviewing the way we work, including how to help leukaemia patient and trust staff/volunteers to overcome this difficult period and how we can successful host awareness drive and virtual event online. To this regard, we are in the process of introducing virtual office for our staffs and volunteers, a digital platforms to offer support to leukaemia patients, their families and their loved ones and finally a platform to engage community in our work.

As we continue to adapt to this challenge, we will continue to review the government guidelines and update our action plan where necessary.

NHS Leukaemia Patients Advice:

People with different types of Leukaemia and those who have received or are receiving certain treatments are at risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus (Covid-19).
Public Health England strongly advises them to rigorously follow shielding measures in order to keep themselves safe:

  1. Strictly avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.
  2. Do not leave your house, except to attend essential medical appointments (please speak to your hospital team to determine which appointments are absolutely essential).
  3. Do not attend any gatherings. This includes gatherings of friends and families in private spaces for example family homes, weddings and religious services.
  4. Do not go out for shopping, leisure or travel and, when arranging food or medication deliveries, these should be left at the door to minimise contact.
  5. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media.

Veronica Kararwa

Chair- Trustee Board.