A message to our staff for COVID-19
The full message below has been sent out to our staff this evening.
It is a tough and uncertain period for everyone at the moment. We wanted to send a message out to all of Team Ballyhass and wish them well and offer our support in any or all of the resources that we can muster. It's very tough seeing the site deserted at the moment. Our vision for the centre over the next decade is to get as many people active outdoors as possible. Whether this crisis goes on a month, or 2 or 6, that vision stays the same. We will be part of the rebuilding phase of this country. We will be the places where people reconnect, meet with friends and family for a shared outdoor experience. Ones I would imagine will live long in the memory.
We mentioned in the message below that people now know they cannot take the outdoors for granted. Let us be your guides to prepare you, so you have the tools, skills and information necessary to get you and your family spending times in the outdoors. There is so much more to Ireland than just the major outdoor hotspots. It broke our hearts seeing the overcrowding in the few popular locations that lead to the current lockdown type restrictions. We want always to be the ones to tell people to get outdoors and for your mental and physical well being. We had plans to start pushing out that info before, but we like everyone else had to step up and do our part to protect this country and stay at home.
But it will pass. In our message, we speak of our staff being the next frontline workers waiting in the wings. The ones that will deliver the session when you and your friends and family are reunited after this battle is over. We, for now, are content to wait for this time and work harder than ever no matter when that time comes to promote the outdoors, and the mental and physical benefits that it brings.
We are working remotely in separate teams to make sure that we are ready to go when the green light is given. In the meantime, if your reading this and you think there is some way to use our resources to help you or your community we are on the other end of an email or phone call.
Hope to see everyone back at the lakes soon.
Eoghan & Team Ballyhass.