Treloar’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
August 24, 2020 / 10:44 am
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has proven a challenging time for everybody. At Treloar’s we have continued to provide our students and their families with vital services and support.
This support has been available on-site for residential students and those in need of additional care, as well as remote learning and care support for those students who were shielding at home. By the end of the summer term, around half of our students had returned to Treloar’s in some capacity. Over the summer, one of our residential houses has remained open and we have continued to provide remote support as required.
As government guidance has changed, we have adapted accordingly and ensured that all of the necessary precautions are in place to reduce risk to students and staff.
September reopening for all students
It has been a really busy few months and in the lead up to the new academic year, we have been preparing for the safe return of all students. This has involved thorough risk assessments of individual students, classrooms, offices and public spaces around the campus, measures to ensure effective social distancing, hand washing and regular deep cleaning.
We will continue to ensure that every effort is made to reduce the risk of the virus entering our campus. Visitors will continue to be strictly limited, as will movement of staff and students around the site.
The impact of the pandemic on Treloar’s
We believe that the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect us for some time to come. Many of the services we supply to our students are not covered by statutory funding. As always, we continue to rely on the generosity of our amazing supporters to provide these services as well as specialist equipment.
Like many other charities, we have been affected by a significant drop in fundraising income, in part due to the need to cancel key fundraising events. As we begin to introduce socially distanced events later this year, we look forward to hopefully seeing you then.
We are hugely grateful for all of the support we have received in these difficult times and we are aware of the challenges that people are dealing with themselves at the moment. However, if you are able to support our work at this time it will make a huge difference for the students and families we are supporting.
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