After 7 months of enforced closure, in accordance with the Ugandan Governments recommendations, TEAMS has reopened its site and restarted its programmes this month. The effects of Covid-19 are still being felt in Northern Uganda, but with reported deaths in the country still being under 1,000 since the pandemic was declared it seems the country has so far escaped the worst. We received a surprise visit from Government inspectors at 6.00pm 4 days before we were due to reopen. We were complimented on our facilities and precautions that had been put in place to ensure safety and passed the inspection with flying colours. Staff were keen to return to the site and our vocational training school has been permitted to reopen its examination year class. 1st year students must sadly await further instructions from the Government before being allowed to return. The site was scrubbed and cleaned from top to bottom and the place is festooned with bottles of sanitisers! Everyone must wear masks except when eating. Social distancing, both inside and out is vigorously enforced by our security team and all the staff and students are obeying the rules so will hopefully stay safe. Things may be a little different, but the joy at being back to work is evident when we speak with people via Skype. We ask for your prayers as we ease back into some sense of normality during the coming weeks and trust that there will be no second spike there. We seek our Lord’s protection from this dreadful virus for TEAMS staff and all those we serve in Uganda.