Thanks to the brilliantly successful UK vaccination programme, we are all looking forward to our first proper Christmas in two years. The only shadow over festivities is cast by the rapid rise in omicron-variant Covid cases, which is a particular concern to the vulnerable and elderly people CROSSROADS works with. It is also a concern for our care workers and office staff.


To stay safe this Christmas, please make sure you get your booster jab as soon as possible, and make good use of the free lateral flow tests provided by our office. Wear a mask and be sensible about social distancing. Remember, you can still pass on the Covid virus without yourself having any symptoms. We should all be able to enjoy a happy Christmas and start 2022 without feeling guilty about needlessly infecting others.