Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update

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Courses for Adults aged 19 and above

4 September 2020

What we’re doing to make the College safe for us all


Latest Government advice on face coverings and masks in educational settings.

We take the wellbeing of learners and staff very seriously and have spent a lot of time planning and preparing the College to make it Covid secure, following all the changing Government guidance and putting in place all the necessary safety measures, including social-distancing and hygiene,

The current Government advice is that in most areas of England when moving around school or college buildings, face coverings and masks are not necessary where social distancing is in place, such as one-way systems. Similarly, in the classroom, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place and learners kept in group “bubbles”  to limit contact, face coverings and masks are not normally necessary. City College has all these control measures in place to prevent transmission of the virus.

However, we recognise that some adult learners aged 19+ attending College may, of course, choose to wear face coverings or face masks when moving around the building and / or in their classrooms.

It is vital that face coverings and masks are worn correctly and that clear instructions are provided to adults on how to put on, remove, store and dispose of face coverings in all of the circumstances above, to avoid inadvertently increasing the risks of transmission.

Safe wearing of face coverings requires cleaning of hands before and after touching – including to remove or put them on – and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and the face covering should be replaced carefully.

Face coverings and masks in areas where local restrictions apply

Consistent with WHO’s new advice, schools and colleges should take additional precautionary measures in areas where the transmission of the virus is high. These areas are defined as areas of national government intervention. Information on areas with a status of ‘intervention’ can be found in the National coronavirus (COVID-19) surveillance report, which is updated every week.

In these intervention areas, in education settings where Year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults (staff, learners and visitors) when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. As in the general approach, it will not usually be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower and they may inhibit teaching and learning.

You can read the latest Government guidance here:


01/07/2020Day Opportunities 

Day Opportunities will remain open to help support service users and their families.  Each service user has been contacted to arrange appropriate support which may be via the phone.

26/08/2020 – Study Programmes

We are currently enrolling learners and are looking forward to  welcoming back all of our Study Programme learners from the 7th of September 2020. Please read the welcome back letter from Assistant Principal Tasha Dalton-Winterton by pressing here


25/03/2020 Coronavirus scam awareness 

24/03/2020 – The College continues to operate in line with the Government’s advice concerning coronavirus and is only open Study Programme learners attending class, college staff, and Day Opportunities service users.

On Wednesday 18th March, the government has announced schools will be closing from Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

  • Study Programmes, In order to keep learners safe and following Government advice the John Mansfield Campus is now closed. Please contact the College on 01733 761361 or email if you are planning to attend, as only learners who are vulnerable or who’s parent/carers are classed as Emergency Keyworkers are to attend at our Brook Street Campus, Jean Hunt Building, PE1 1TU. Please also use this number/email if you need to access support or advice.
  • All Adult classes/exams will be suspended, until further notice. These classes will move to a fully online learning model where practically possible.
  • We will be working with awarding bodies, staff and learners, to start pulling together any evidence we have so far of learners’ achievement and will be doing the same to evidence achievement via internal documents.
  • Day Opportunities will remain open to help support service users and their families.  Each service user has been contacted to arrange appropriate support which may be via the phone.


The college is closely monitoring the current situation relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and, as a matter of routine, we are following the daily updates provided by the Government’s Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.

Check out the links below to keep yourself up to date:

What you need to do to prevent catching and spreading the virus

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or use a sanitiser gel
  • Catch coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues
  • Throw away used tissues and then wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue use your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
What you should do to prevent catching the virus infographic

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