Updated: 31st January 2022

Stuart Low Trust wishes to update you on the actions we are taking in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

Stuart Low Trust Covid-19 CEO Statement, February 2022

"As the Government dissolves its Plan B regulations, Stuart Low Trust is starting to prepare for a staggered in, face to face return of its activities. 

The good news is that some of SLT’s Nature Programme activities will start again in March 2022.  We are working towards that now. As Covid-19 infection does continue to circulate, being outside carries less risk of infection, so this seems the first sensible step forward.  

As we reach the Spring, and the infection rates have fallen substantially, I will review possible start dates for SLT indoor activities to resume.  

I will carefully consider what measures may need to be in place, to keep SLT participants, volunteers and staff safe. I am mindful that any SLT measures may be over and above Government instruction and also different to what other organisations may be doing. Please know this is because I take the safety and protection of everyone at SLT extremely seriously and I would like participants and volunteers to feel as safe and as comfortable as possible whilst at SLT activities. 

Just to let you know too, that when SLT is back to face-to-face activities, we will keep running some of our Zoom activities alongside, so that participants can choose what feels best for them. 

We are getting there and I am hopeful for the Spring.  I will of course keep you updated.  Wishing you well."

Hannah Kalmanowitz, Chief Executive

Staying Safe and Well

To protect our loved ones and ourselves, we can:

  • Make space – stay 2 metres apart from people who aren’t in your household or bubble - to help stop the virus spreading 
  • Wash your hands - regularly and for at least 20 seconds, especially when you get home– this washes virus off your hands and helps stop it spreading
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth to stop the virus spreading - in public places, including in shops or public transport

If you have symptoms that may be the virus, please call 111.

For tips and guidance on staying safe, or any help dealing with Covid, including support i you are self-isolating, visit Islington's coronavirus webpages. Or you can call the We are Islington helpline on 020 7527 8222 or Minicom on 020 7527 1900. Lines are open every day from 9am to 5pm.
 

Click here for the latest government updates and advice.

Take a look here at this helpful BBC article breaking down all the recent changes.

For full guidance, please see gov.uk.

Information and help

For information about our online activities and information to support you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: https://www.slt.org.uk/Pages/Category/support-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic

Our activities 

We have made the decision to suspend all face to face Stuart Low Trust activities until the government have told us when it is safe to resume our activities. 

Please do not travel to our activities as they will be closed.   

We will consult government and NHS guidance and review when we can restart activities.  

We are aiming to provide activities and information online and we are working with other organisations in how best we can support our participants.  

Why we have taken this decision

Stuart Low Trust is adhering to guidelines set out by government, the NHS and World Health Organisationso we can act responsibly.   

We take the health, wellbeing and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff extremely seriously. This is of vital importance to us. 

Communication  

We know that many of our participants do not have access to the internet. For this reason, we will be sending out monthly postal mailings during this closure period with tips and ideas for looking after ourselves. These will also be available via our mail chimp weekly emails. 

The Stuart Low Trust office will be closed for this same period of time. Staff will be working from home. You can email us as usual or telephone us and leave a message. All telephone calls are now being picked up remotely.  

The best way to get in touch with us is via email at [email protected] or using our social media accounts.  

Take care  

It is normal for people to feel apprehensive and anxious, but Stuart Low Trust will be doing what we can to provide as much support as possible during this time.   

We hope that you stay safe and well and are managing to stay positive in this uncertain situation.  

Delivering our activities differently

We'll be delivering our activities differently to support people during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Click through to look at our online resources.