Further to the consultation with the deep cleaning company, we have been advised that the college will be in a position to re-open to staff on Monday 16th March. Learners‘ return date has now been brought forward to Tuesday 17th March, allowing time for effective communication with wider support agencies, travel companies and other stakeholders.
Due to the recent return of a learner from a category 2 country who has subsequently become unwell, and following advice form Public Health England, the college has decided to take the precautionary decision to close in order to carry out a deep clean of the campus.
The cleaning company will be on campus from Friday 13th March and on Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th) of next week, with the view to reopening on Wednesday 18th March. This will be confirmed in due course.
Therefore, no staff or students are required to attend college. The college will keep students updated throughout this period via the website and our social media channels.
It is important to note that this is a precautionary measure as this is not a confirmed coronavirus case.
As a further precaution the college has taken the decision to postpone the Careers Fair on Wednesday 18th March. The new date will be announced in due course.
In addition we are advising that anyone who attended our open event on Wednesday 11th March has no additional cause for concern. The precautionary steps taken to close the college were implemented on Thursday as this is when a learner returned from a category 2 country.