Stuart Low Trust- Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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, August 2022

“Hello, I’ve started as the new Chief Executive in July, as Hannah has retired this month, and so this is my first statement about how we are currently responding to Covid

As Covid continues to spread and be a potential serious risk to our health, I am taking the same optimistic but cautious approach as Hannah.  The Stuart Low Trust is gradually bringing back face-to-face activities with your safety always in mind.

The good news is that some of SLT’s Nature, Art and Wellbeing Programme activities are already running face-to-face. We are excited to be planning the welcome return of Friday evening events face-to-face in the Autumn at the newly refurbished Jean Stokes Community Centre.  We will let you know more about this as soon as we can.

I have carefully considered what measures will need to be in place, to keep SLT participants, volunteers and staff safe in response to your feedback.  I am mindful that any SLT measures may be over and above legal minimum requirements 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.

We have received regular feedback from many participants about how much they value SLT’s face-to-face activities and now also how much they value keeping an online option.  In response, we will keep running some of our Zoom activities alongside face-to-face, so that participants can choose what feels best for them.

We are delighted to be relaunching Friday Evening Events on Friday 7th October and are keen to welcome you back to all SLT face-to-face activities. I very much look forward to meeting you!  I will of course keep you updated. Wishing you well.”

Please see here SLT’s current Covid safety measures.

Mark Gillham, Chief Executive

Staying Safe and Well

To protect our loved ones and ourselves, we can:

  • Make space – stay 1 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 -on 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.

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

Information and help

For information about our online activities and information to support you during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

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.

Our online resources. 

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