Coronavirus: advice and guidance
College updates for staff, students and visitors
Last updated: 18 January
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 4 January 2021 about the new national lockdown in England, Newham College will undertake the following measures effective immediately:
- Children of key workers, those considered vulnerable, students leaving social care and high needs students will resume lessons on campus from 4 January. Additional support will be available for students in these categories. The College will be open from 9 am-4 pm for these students to study online, access the LRCs and have remote support from staff.
- For all other students, the Christmas break will be extended by one week to 8 January. The Spring term will commence from 11 January with remote learning for the full timetable. There will be no face-to-face teaching until after the February half term (15-19 February) at the earliest but this may change pending further government guidance. Students must not attend any College site unless they fall in one of the priority groups described above or have been specifically asked to do so.
- BTEC exams scheduled to take place in January have been postponed until further notice. Alternate arrangements will be communicated to affected students by their teachers and the exams department in due course.
- We are awaiting further advice from the DfE regarding staff and student COVID-19 testing and we will update this page once we have further information.
In all cases, you should not attend college if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature, persistent cough and loss of taste and smell). Advice about what to do in the event you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are outlined below.
The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are of the utmost importance. The College will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and will refine its approach in response to the latest developments and any change in advice from the government and Public Health England.