It is September 2021 and Doncaster Street Pastors are packing their bags and starting to patrol again in the centre of town on Saturday nights – the first time since lock-down in March 2020.
We are taking precautions to be covid-safe, which means that we are avoiding physical contact with people. We are still able to offer flip-flops or water to those in need, but are restricted in what first aid we can give. We carry small first aid packs of antiseptic wipes and plasters for people to self-administer.
We will not be able to physically support people who are unable to walk unaided, and to help them to a taxi or other transport home. However, we will not abandon them, but will try our best to monitor their situation until they recover sufficiently, and will accompany any who can walk unaided yet who may be vulnerable, to try to get them to a safe destination.
As always, we are here to help you as best we can, to care for you, and to listen to you should you wish to talk.