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Latest update on services and Covid-19

Published: 18 March 2020


A series of events has been cancelled and schools are partially closed as a direct result of government advice of avoiding unnecessary social contact in the continuing public health Covid-19 crisis.

Slough Borough Council and its staff are prioritising and protecting services for the most vulnerable with the unfortunate consequence of some events being cancelled or postponed.

These events are in addition to the closures announced yesterday (17 March) which included The Venue at The Curve and suspending the assistance registrars could give with the European Settlement Scheme.

Events cancelled or postponed include
• Nature Quiz Trail – Herschel Park – Tuesday 7 April.
• The Dawn Chorus – Herschel Park – Wednesday 15 April.
• All drop-in clinics, weaning sessions and well-baby groups at the Children’s Centres. However, the centres will remain open. The PHN4S team can be reached on the duty line 0800 7723578.
• Family Fun Day – Herschel Park – Tuesday 14 April.
• Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust work parties - Haymill Nature Reserve.
• Slough Family 5K Fun Run – Upton Court Park - Sunday 28 June. Postponed to September – date to follow.
• Hope College open morning Friday 20 March is cancelled. For further information about the work of Hope College contact the recovery team on 01753 690950. See the Enabling Town Slough website for the new Hope College brochure for April-July: Hope College Brochure April-July 2020.
• VE Day celebration -Town Square and High Street – Saturday 9 May and Sunday 10 May cancelled

Activities suspended
• The entire Active Slough programme is currently postponed until further notice.
• CAPS groups, 1:1 sessions and ROOTS sessions are cancelled until further notice. CAPS practitioners can still provide support through phone calls. If you have any queries please call Sanji Bains – 07500785578 or 01753 476554.
• Libraries regular activities programme will be cancelled from Monday 23 March. Libraries remain open as normal.
• Parenting special children slough parent/carer support group – Monksfield Way Children’s Centre – Thursday 19 March session is cancelled.

Schools are either closed or operating with partial closures. Those which have confirmed plans from tomorrow, Thursday 19 March, are –

Primary Schools
• Pippins Primary School is closed to all pupils
• Ditton Park Academy, closed to years 7-9, except for keyworker’s children, years 10, 11 and 12 to attend the school.
• Langley Primary closed to all pupils

Secondary Schools
• Slough and Eton School is partially closing to years 7 and 8 from Thursday 19 March.
• Langley Academy closed to all students
• Slough and Eton College closed to years 7, 8 and 9.

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All other public buildings, including libraries, The Curve and MyCouncil, will remain open.

The situation is constantly being monitored and the council will continue to provide a responsible and proportionate response to the situation facing residents in the borough.

Josie Wragg, Chief Executive, said the council was attempting to keep as many services and departments operational for as long as possible.

She said: “We are sorry some events have had to be cancelled and some services suspended until further notice.

“This is unavoidable in the current circumstances.

“We are constantly reviewing what services we are providing and how that sits with the Government and medical advice and will continue to update residents.

“The council is working hard to maintain provision in the critical services as the situation progresses so those who need our services and those who are vulnerable, are helped.