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News: Important government update — National lockdown (5th January 2021)

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On Monday 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced another national lockdown, in place from the 5th January, affecting schools and colleges in England.

This lockdown means that we will once gain move to online and remote learning for all but those in vulnerable groups and students with key worker parents.

To comply with Government guidance the College will keep some campuses open to ensure we can continue to deliver face to face teaching to these groups. You can read more about full criteria of vulnerable and key worker students from the GOV​.UK website. If you fall into one of these categories please inform you tutor as soon as possible so that we can arrange for the right support to be available on campus for you. 

The College plans to keep its Stapleford campus open from Monday — Friday, it’s City Hub campus open from Tuesday-Thursday and its 25 Stoney Street campus in the City Centre from Tuesday — Thursday too. We will review this every couple of weeks to assess demand for on-campus learning. 

Remote learning has already been put in place for the first week of term (w/​c 4th January). These arrangements will now carry through throughout January and until the February half term. Tutors will be making contact with their students to ensure you can work effectively from home. They will work with you to ensure you have access to IT equipment or printed materials, whatever is most suitable. 

Whilst this continues to be a very challenging and worrying time, we want to reassure all our students, and their families that we will do everything we can to support you during your continued studies. We successfully implemented lockdown procedures in March last year and we’re confident that our experience in doing so last time will mean that our transition to remote learning this year will be smooth and effective. It’s really important that we all listen to the Government’s advice to stay at home, unless absolutely essential, to help manage the virus and save lives.

You can find more information on our updated COVID-19 information section.

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  • 5th January 2021 (11:58 AM)
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