Reading Community Learning Centre

Helping ethnic minority women and their families in Reading

Reading Community Learning Centre

Coronavirus Update

Following government advice the Reading Community Learning Centre closed its door on Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Although our centre closed we were busy behind the scenes getting the centre ready to operate online. In May we ran online classes via zoom and WhatsApp video groups and continued to support our clients over the phone

We are delighted to announce though that from 14/9/2020 the centre will reopen for some of our classes and to the public with social distancing measures in place. We will continue to run some of our classes online. Please have a look at our new Autumn 2020 timetable for our classes. We will start taking calls regarding autumn term enrolments from 17/8/2020.

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

Main Office (Petra Robinson): 07923 138 681

Shaheen Kausar (for advice, support and outreach): 07923 138 730

Aisha Malik (manager): 07923 138 711

Although our centre is close our priority at this time is to continue to offer support to vulnerable people in the community. If you need to contact us please do it through our main email: in the first instance or call the main office number, 07923 138 681. We will prioritise those in most urgent need of our help, and we will respond to everyone as soon as is possible.

For the latest NHS advice see:

We have Coronavirus Guidance translations for the Refugee Asylum-Seeking Community in the UK. Thank you Medicins Du Monde for sharing this. Please click on the link below

Thanks for your co-operation at this very unusual time.

Please remain calm and stay safe!

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


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