City College: Keeping Peterborough Learning and Thriving

At City College Peterborough, we are committed to supporting your personal development and enhancing your learning experience to help you improve your work and career prospects, personal development and general wellbeing. Following current Government guidance and the need to protect the health and welfare of our learners and staff we have introduced new methods of course delivery. This information is indicated on each course in our listings.



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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: