Coronavirus Information


12.05.20

We remain in lock down and learners should continue to learn remotely.

We will not re-open our centre before June 1st except where it is absolutely necessary to do so.

From June, we anticipate moving into a re-opening phase, however this does not mean that we expect staff and learners back in Centre. We will continue to ask you to learn remotely until well into the summer unless it is absolutely necessary for you to be in the centre to complete your qualification.  Your tutors will be able to advise on whether this affects you.

Be kind. Be safe. Be smart. Please continue to follow the official advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Learners, exams and coursework:

        • Academic and vocational exams have been cancelled. Information is available from the Ofqual website, the exam and qualifications regulatory body, on GCSE and A Level exams.
        • Information from Ofqual on vocational qualifications are also available on their website. We are awaiting final confirmation of the approach to all of our vocational qualifications.
        • It’s important that learners continue to engage with their studies and complete any work set by their tutors.

Enrolment for September 2020:

        • Keep an eye out on our website and social media platforms for enrolment for September information will be posted there first as and we have confirmation that face to face contact can be resumed.

For more information on coronavirus:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ 


15.04.20

We await clarification on when we can re-open and resume classes. In the mean time can all learners continue to access their Google Classroom.


27.03.20

Following the Easter break our expected return date was to be Tuesday 14th April, however this will be dependent on Public Health England’s guidelines.  Updates will be issued as soon as we can.

Thank you 


17.03.20

Coronavirus latest update – Learning and working from home will begin effective immediately.

Learners and staff will be supported to start studying and working from home as from today, this means that all learners and the majority of staff will be expected to study and work remotely effective immediately.

The Centre Manager has made this decision today following Public Health England’s latest guidance on social distancing which was announced yesterday by the Government.

Staff and Learners safety is our number one priority.  We feel it is important that we look at how we are working to ensure we keep everyone safe.

As a result, face-to-face courses are cancelled for all learners at the present time. 

We will provide more information as soon as we can.  

Tutors will be in contact with learners via email and or telephone to give further advice to learners on continuing their studies at home

We are closely monitoring the situation as it continues to evolve. 

Further updates will be posted here on the website, via email and all of our social media channels.

For more information:

NHS health advice
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


If any students or staff develop any suspected symptoms, they should remain at home and use the NHS 111 online service, which can be found at 

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. The NHS 111 phone service is also available.

We will continue to update our students and staff based on the latest advice provided by Public Health England and the Department for Education.


What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a new virus that has not been seen in humans before, so there is currently no vaccination.

It causes flu-like symptoms including a cough, high temperature and shortness of breath. But these symptoms do not necessarily mean that you have the illness.

For most people, this is a mild illness that passes. For some, such as people with other health conditions or the elderly, it can be more serious.


How do I protect myself? 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

What should I do if I have suspected symptoms?

If you develop suspected symptoms, you should remain at home and use the NHS 111 Online tool here: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. The NHS 111 telephone line is also still available.


What should I do if I have travelled recently to a country affected by the virus?

There are some countries where there is a higher risk of catching the virus.

Those countries are Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Tenerife (only the H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel), Thailand and Vietnam.

If you have travelled to any of those countries during the last 14 days, then you should stay at home – even if you do not have any symptoms – and call NHS 111 for advice.


Is there another service I can use as well as the NHS 111 telephone number?

Yes. You can also use the NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service.

Please use that service if you think you have the virus; have travelled to an area of high risk within the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone who has coronavirus. Visit: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Where can I find more information?

NHS health advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS advice to travellers: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/advice-for-travellers/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public