Covid-19 response

Covid July update

Even though many restrictions are being removed from 19 July, Rowan has decided to keep the current Covid-19 measures in place for the foreseeable future. Therefore, we ask that students continue to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing, and wash their hands regularly. Staff will continue to do the same and will complete temperature checks on all visitors who enter the building. If we have any cases among staff or students, we will inform anyone directly affected.  

In response to Covid-19 Rowan had to stop our normal workshops in 2020, but were determined to stay connected with our students, their families, our volunteers and our community.

We quickly adapted our services to run a range of creative workshops, Makaton sessions and socials online via Zoom. In addition to this, we provided creative activity packs for our students to do at home and offer some one-to-one and small group sessions in person, in line with Covid-19 guidance. 

We also launched our forest school, Rowan Rangers, in response to the fact that outside projects were considered safer during Covid-19. This provided choice and creative opportunities for students who cannot currently return to Rowan.

Another part of our offering has been regular welfare calls, holistic support and signposting to all our students, families and volunteers.

We shall continue to follow Covid-19 guidance and will continue to provide music, drama and craft workshops on Zoom, deliver activity packs to do at home and stay connected via welfare calls alongside our normal activities.

To find out what’s on Zoom this week, go to Student Activities.

For more general guidance regarding Covid-19, including easy read documents, please have a look at Mencap’s website.

Meet our student artists who have been accessing our online Zoom sessions during the Covid-19 crisis.

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