Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update

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25/03/19Coronavirus scam awareness 

24/03/2020 – The College continues to operate in line with the Government’s advice concerning coronavirus and is only open to 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.

We are proud to be a front-line service who is committed to supporting our young people and the local community during this time of national crises.


18/03/2020 – All college sites, including the Day Opportunities Hub’s, are closed to all visitors. The college is only open for learners attending class, college staff, and Day Opportunities service users.


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.

At the moment, the college remains open and learners will be able to attend the college on their usual days. We are asking that all learners to check they are not in the at-risk category before attending college. –

We understand the concern that the coronavirus is generating. While for many people it will be a mild illness, for older people and those with underlying health conditions it can be a more serious illness and we all need to work together to protect these more vulnerable members of our communities. There are some really simple steps we can all take to protect ourselves and others to stop the spread of coronavirus, such as regularly washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

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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