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Coronavirus Update - Colleges and Business Units

Measures we’re taking to limit the spread of Coronavirus

We have now closed all of our College sites to most staff and students. You can find out how this impacts you if you are a student here, and if you are a parent or carer of a student on this page

For those still attending College we continue to disseminate information to staff and students regarding the nature of the virus and recommended hygiene practices such as hand washing, displaying PHE guidance throughout each of the Colleges, and ensuring protocols are in place should students or staff be concerned they may have contracted the virus.

We are taking a number of other actions which you should be aware of:

  • External visitors are being asked to not visit any of our College sites - this includes those who wish to join one of our courses. Anyone who is due to have a course interview should contact the College of their choice to rearrange this. Staff will help advise you on how to rebook this. External visitors should check this page for more details.
  • All staff travel between sites has been halted in order to lessen the risk of transmitting coronavirus across sites. The majority of staff are also now being asked to work from home where possible;
  • All new starts have been stopped to stop the flow of new students into our Colleges;
  • External student activities such as work experience and social action have been placed on hold throughout the closure of our Colleges. 

We will ensure students receive important updates via email, this webpage, social media channels and our Virtual Learning Environment Moodle.

We have postponed all scheduled interviews for people applying for one of our courses. You can still apply as normal for courses beginning in September 2020, and our staff will be in touch to arrange an interview in due course.

Any students or staff who are exhibiting the symptoms of coronavirus, such as coughing or a high fever, must not attend any of our Colleges or Business Units or any healthcare setting if there is a risk that they could spread the virus.

Unless an emergency requires them to dial 999, the NHS advice is do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

See Public Health England guidance for the latest information.