In response to the rapidly changing situation regarding Covid-19 and recognising the very genuine concerns of both staff and learners, we have decided to suspend face to face teaching with effect from Monday 23 March. The last classes will be taught on Friday 20 March. Please do not come to college after Friday.
This decision follows consultation with the other London Institutes for Adult Learning. Although the Department for Education has not yet mandated that schools and colleges should be shut, the public message yesterday identified the need to avoid non-essential travel and social gatherings. London has also been identified as a potential hot spot for the virus.
I have responsibility for the health and safety of all staff and learners and in this current situation, I feel that we need to suspend face to face teaching and transfer our activity to virtual learning.
Your learning will continue with us. Tutors will deliver the last two weeks of your course through digital learning and will provide support through the use of technology.
Subject to the health situation with Covid-19, our plan is to resume normal teaching activities from the start of next term on Monday 20 April.
In the meantime, please keep checking the website for updates.