Reading Community Learning Centre

Helping ethnic minority women and their families in Reading

Reading Community Learning Centre Coronavirus Update

Our services have not stopped since the social distancing measures were implemented in Mar 2020. We have continued to provide much needed support over the telephone and through our zoom classes. We are happy to say that we re-opended the centre for a few classes to maintain safe social distancing measures from 14/9/2020. We are still running half of our provision through online zoom classes too. 

Please have a look at our new Autumn 2020 timetable for our classes.

Please use the mobile numbers below if you would like to contact us;

Main Office (Petra Robinson): 07923 138 681 or 0118 959 5455

Shaheen Kausar (for advice, support and outreach): 07923 138 730 or 0118 959 5455

Aisha Malik (manager): 07923 138 711

Government Guidance For COVID-19

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
– Wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
– Cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
– Make space – stay at least one metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

This week, 12/10/2020  the government announced the new local Covid alert levels.
 
Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area. Please click on the link below and type in your postcode to check the Covid levels in your area and what you can and cannot do according to the government guidelines.
https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

Full details: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-wha…

From 4th July, the Government has relaxed lots of it’s COVID-19 advice and guidance.

Read the latest advice on staying alert and safe social distancing here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social…

Read the latest advice on staying safe outside your home here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-hom…

Face coverings – covering your mouth and nose – must be worn at all times on public transport, in shops, banks, places of worship, social spaces and many more places.

Reading the latest advice on face coverings here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-o…

One Reading Community Hub Support:

One Reading Community Hub Support and Volunteer Line: 0808 189 4325

Do you need extra help during the Coronavirus outbreak – or do you want to offer a helping hand?

A new Community Hub has been created for Reading Borough Council residents needing additional support during the outbreak for those wanting to volunteer their time or services, and for businesses who have the resources to help support the community.

If you, or someone you know is in need of extra support:
Fill in our online coronavirus support form

or call,0808 1894325 (freephone) from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 1pm, Saturdays and Sundays.

How services are affected where you live:

In response to the Government’s guidance on the social distancing measures needed to slow the spread of the virus, Reading, West Berks and Wokingham Borough Councils have made changes to many services with most civic offices now closed to the public.
Reading Borough Council: https://www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus
West Berkshire Council: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-residents
Wokingham Council: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/how-coronavi…

Messages and updates from Borough Council Leaders

Please follow these links:
Reading: https://mailchi.mp/b2bf58f9a825/an-important-message-from-councillor-jas…
West Berkshire: https://info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-weeklyupdates
Wokingham: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/health/public-health-campaigns/coronavirus/

Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have coronavirus symptoms:
– High temperature
– New, continuous cough
– Loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

Do not leave home for at least 10 days. Get a Coronavirus test here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Please click on the link below to install the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/

How to avoid catching or spreading Coronavirus

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

We are in constant contact with Reading Borough Council, other charities and the Home Office, and this approach is consistent with advice at this moment in time from Public Health England.

For further information, visit the UK Government website here:
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Coronavirus Guidance Translations

In the interests of reaching as many residents as possible with important coronavirus safety messages, Reading Borough Council  now have a webpage that brings together locally produced information and signposting to national resources in different languages: www.reading.gov.uk/coronavirus-translations


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