Information regarding Coronavirus – COVID-19

The College is following advice from Public Health England regarding the Coronavirus.

IMPORTANT – Please read information regarding Coronavirus – COVID-19

Core contacts:



General enquiries:

At this stage, there are no new measures necessary in addition to those which are already in place, under the guidance of Public Health England, at the College. 

The Department of Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 

What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

The NHS will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.

Staff and students must contact the college as per sickness absence procedures.


Further information can be found at the following website:

For information on effective hand washing, please click here.

Keep up to date with Government and public health advice: This is a very fast-moving issue. Employers should keep up to date daily with the situation as it develops, and refer employees who are concerned about infection, using official and expert medical sources such as GOV.UK, the National Health Service and NHS 111 online coronavirus service. Government information is being updated regularly.

Use the basic but effective ways to help prevent the infection’s spread, including:
Making sure your workplace is clean and hygienic.
Promoting regular and thorough hand-washing by everyone.
Providing all employees with an alcohol-based hand rub.
Encouraging people to use and bin tissues.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advises British nationals against all but essential international travel, as countries respond to the pandemic including introducing travel and border restrictions. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. Check out the Government's travel advice.

The Government and public health advice is that anyone with certain symptoms (such as a high temperature of 37.8 degrees or above and/or a new, continuous cough) must self-isolate at home for seven days from when the symptoms started. People in this situation do not have to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. The NHS is no longer be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms. Read the Government's ‘stay at home’ guidance.