Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update


Most adult learning courses have now ended and will resume again in September.

From Monday, 19 July, we are keeping our current Covid safety procedures in place at our Brook Street site.

All staff, learners and visitors will be expected to wear masks in communal areas including classrooms, corridors and toilets, unless they can provide proof that they are medically exempt. Social distancing and the one – way system will be kept in place in corridors and on stairs and there should be only one person at a time in the toilets.

Please do not come into the College if you or a family member has tested positive for Covid or if you have any symptoms of Covid, in which case you should get a test.

For all face-to-face enrolment sessions or courses continuing throughout the summer, our Covid safety measures also include:

  • Thorough, regular cleaning of all classrooms, furniture and shared equipment before and after use.
  • Unless medically exempt, mandatory wearing of face coverings at all times.
  • Ventilated corridors and classrooms.
  • Socially distanced desks/ workstations.
  • One-way, keep left systems.
  • Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the building.

College staff will remain available to support learners.  Please contact the relevant staff member through Microsoft Teams chats, via email on or call the College on 01733 761361 to speak to a Customer Service Advisor.

This information will be updated regularly.


National Careers Service.

Information, advice and guidance appointments will remain available both online and face to face at Brook Street.

If you would like an appointment to speak to an advisor, please call 01733 761361 or email



Apprenticeship workplace visits are taking place where possible and will be arranged with your assessor.  OneFile and Microsoft Teams will continue to be used to support apprentices and drop-in workshops will continue through the summer, these will be scheduled via your assessor.


Health and Social Care Work Academy.

Health and Social Care courses are taking place face to face, within the community and online.  The Academy team will contact you to confirm your start date, if you have any queries about your course please contact the Academy on FREEPHONE: 0800 3101130 or visit our website: or email:


Study Programmes

From Monday the 19th of July, social distancing, hand washing and sanitisation and remaining in vocational bubbles will continue until the end of term to help prevent the spread of Covid 19.

Learners and staff may continue to wear masks. Learners are required to wear their colour-coded lanyard at all times whilst on college premises and continue to follow the covid safety measures that remain in place.

Further updates will be given for learners returning to college on September 21.


Day Opportunities

From Monday 19th July 2021, Day Opportunities continues to remain open to help the people we support and their parents/carers. There will be some restrictions in place but we will continue to deliver our services in line with the current recommended practice including infection control processes and personal protective equipment (PPE), regular testing, maintaining social distancing and good ventilation.   We have taken a number of steps to ensure everyone is kept as safe as possible and to adhere to government measures. The support offered is a combination of  face-to-face sessions within our hubs as well as regular appropriate contact via the phone or online.  This will continue to help protect against the rising cases and ensure supported individuals, staff and volunteers remain cautious in line with the local government advice.


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


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

  • Wear a facemask and socially-distance
  • 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

2 Responses to “Coronavirus – Covid-19 Update”

  1. Sue Burgess

    I have read the guidelines.


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