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.
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
Public Health England
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