Hey BYP Network,
Two months ago, we shared a newsletter in which we talked about controlling the uncontrollable. Back then, coronavirus was slowly but surely on the rise and here in the UK, we didn't know what was going to happen. Today, with Prime Minister, Boris Johnson rumoured to announce easing lockdown measures starting from Monday, it looks like we've come full circle again. We still don't know what to expect and we still don't know what we're dealing with. Many of us feel justifiably nervous about what these new changes will mean, particularly when our community is four times more likely to die from coronavirus than our white counterparts. With the uncertainty of the easing of lockdown measures, It's important for us to continue to take necessary precautions, keep safe and stay connected with one another.
Around this same time two months ago, we also announced our own lockdown: we made the decision to turn off our app for six weeks whilst we worked on getting it to the standard we wanted it to be and ensuring it reflected the quality we wanted BYP Network to provide to its members. We'd like to thank you for your patience during this time and we're excited to share, after having scaled back the platform, our app is back and better. It's been a very long and technical journey for us so it brings us immense pride to be able to bring you a new and updated version and to be confident in letting you know that this won't happen again.
We're looking forward to welcoming you all back and we hope you're as excited as us to get back on board. All previous users will need to delete the old app and download the new one, which includes re-registering, but if you're a new user, you can download the app as normal.