How we are able to make our Light Up A Life service Covid secure
Our virtual service will be live on Facebook and YouTube on 8th December at 6:30pm
The safety of our patients, staff and supporters is of upmost importance at Weldmar Hospicecare. Delivering our Light up a Life service is no exception.
Our service this year will be streamed online instead of holding our physical events across the county. This will ensure that everyone can still be part of this special occasion but from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The entire Light up Life process has been facilitated as safely as possible including the following changes:
- A dedicated individual has personally written your dedication card as well as put together your Light up a Life pack to minimise the amount of contact between colleagues or volunteers.
- Members of the Weldmar Community Choir recorded the service carols solo in a Covid secure environment. All of the members performances were then edited together to create a full choir sound for our virtual service.
- For the filming of the service, a minimal amount of people will be on site at any one time to reduce the amount of unnecessary gathering.
- A significantly reduced number of members from Weymouth Concert Brass will perform outdoors spaced 2 metres apart whilst performing the backing music for our service carols
Although we are unable to gather around our Light up a Life trees this year for our physical services, you are warmly invited to visit our seven tree locations across the county between 9th December and twelfth night. Here the lights will shine brightly in memory of our loved ones.
When visiting the trees please continue to follow Covid restrictions, as advised from government. These include social distancing and not exceeding the number of people from different households.
Those who visit the tree at our Inpatient Unit will sadly be unable to come inside the hospice at this time. We continue to reduce footfall inside the building.
Thank you for being part of our Light up a Life 2020 appeal. We are particularly grateful to all those involved in helping to make our virtual service as safe as possible during Covid-19.