Our Coronavirus update

03rd August

We have spent many weeks preparing The Donaldson Trust for a full reopening on the 11th of August for our pupils. We have been working with the Scottish Government guidelines on 2 metre social distancing rules throughout the building and have managed to complete this work successfully. Due to our preparations we are in an excellent position to have all service users back into the building with a safe and well managed framework which will includes:

  • A comprehensive COVID 19 organisational risk assessment for the Donaldson Trust
  • Detailed risk assessments for each zone within the building
  • Individual risk assessments for staff and service users where appropriate
  • Clearly demarcated zoned areas for teaching and learning that allows social distancing
  • Transitional areas in the building that will act as passing places and also maintain social distancing
  • Automatic hand sanitisers at all entry points into the building
  • A full stock of PPE for where appropriate
  • Reviewed fire procedures as a result of changes to working areas
  • Social distancing signifiers throughout the building
  • Infection control literature throughout the building
  • Training for staff on COVID 19 infection control within their areas

Our risk assessment will be under constant review as we do not want to put in place retractions for our service users for longer than we need to, however, we are taking a prudent approach as I am sure you will appreciate.
Most importantly for the new term we ask that under no circumstances should anyone come into the building if they or anyone in the family are showing signs of COVID 19. If a service user or family members are showing signs of COVID 19, then all household members must be tested and evidence of test results provided before service users are permitted back to The Donaldson Trust.

18th May 2020

We have now re-opened our services.

The Learning Centre is operating Monday to Thursday with different pupil and staff groups attending on alternate days.

Remote learning continues on an ongoing basis for all our pupils.

Similarly, our #JunX10n service is operating on a phased return offering both onsite and remote access opportunities for our young people.

We are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines throughout the building.


24th March 2020

On the 24th of March we unfortunately had to make the decision to close all of our building based services in light of the UK and Scottish Government advice surrounding Coronavirus.

Our closure will be for a three-week period and will be reviewed alongside any further guidance issued.

All of our school children have been provided with a range of activities and applications to allow them to continue the learning remotely. Our school staff will regularly check in with parents to support learning.

Our #JunX10n team are in contact with the trainees and are providing a remote support service for all of our young people.

All of our staff who are well are working from home to ensure continuity for the Trust and all who use our services.

Further update will be provided on a regular basis.