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17th March 2020

UPDATE 20/4/20

Update for learners on COVID -19

As the national lockdown, responding to the COVID 19 pandemic, had been extended for at least another three weeks, the college will remain closed until further notice.

The college will continue to operate in a remote delivery mode for the foreseeable future. We will continue to support you all through online delivery, technological solutions, telephone support, learning packs and other forms of innovative delivery.

It is important you continue to engage with your studies and work hard towards achieving your goals. Your tutors will be in contact with you to update you with coursework and of course we are here for any support you may need.

A reminder of some useful contacts:

Canvas support is also available from the people who make it - see the Info/Help icon on the Global navigation (purple bar) screen for Chat links, Canvas guides and the phone number +44-800-098-8680(available 24/7).

IT Queries

Please contact our IT Helpdesk with any IT queries or issues and they will get back to you as soon a possible.

Bursary/Interview or application information

We are continuing to pay the bursary as normal.

If you have any concerns regarding your bursary please contact:

Applications are still open for this September

Once you have applied you will receive letter via email acknowledging application which also at the moment gives them a conditional offer explaining that they may be contacted by a CSA whilst we are closed to conduct the initial interview but not to worry if this does not happen as the place is secured.

To make any changes to the application please email or call 01482 598744 (CSA will email amendment to Admissions).

If unable to apply online please call 01482 598744 and speak to a CSA who will take an application over the telephone (an interview can also be conducted at the same time). If the caller doesn’t have time Admissions will then follow the process as above.

Please remember to stay home and stay safe

UPDATE 18/3/20

Message for students:

Coronavirus (COVID 19) update: transition to online teaching, learning and working

Following Public Health England’s latest guidance on social distancing and at risk individuals, and alongside growing concern from our students, staff and parents, we have taken the decision to move from direct delivery of our curriculum to remote delivery and working wherever possible.

At the end of the day today (Wednesday 18th March 2020), due to the growing number of students and staff who are not able to attend college for reasons linked to COVID-19, we will be switching to home on-line learning on all of our courses until the start of the Easter break (5 pm on Friday 3rd April). We hope to be able to resume normal college operations after the Easter break on Monday 20th April; however, it is entirely possible that this date could change – if it does, we will post a message on the college’s web-site.

Hence, until further notice, students are no longer required to attend classes or external work placements after the end of the day today (Wed 18th March). Apprentices are still expected to attend their place of work until advised otherwise by their employers.

It is therefore essential that you check your college email and the college’s social media accounts including the webpage for regular updates.

Staff and student safety is our overriding priority, so with that in mind we are supporting all staff and students to ensure that they are prepared to teach and learn from home.

This decision has not been an easy one but government advice on self-isolation means that it could become unsafe to operate the college as normal within the next few days.

We realise that the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 virus will be making some of you anxious. If you are feeling unwell, either mentally or physically, you should seek medical advice via NHS 111 or your GP.

Please continue to follow government advice during the days/weeks ahead. And please find ways of staying in touch with your friends and family, even if you are required to self-isolate.

We are all looking forward to a time when all members of the Goole College community can get back to normal operations. For now though, we must all commit to doing the best that we can to look after ourselves and each other in these extremely unusual and challenging circumstances.

UPDATE 17/3/20

The HU1 Riverside restaurant and Salon QG are now closed to the public and all appointments cancelled until further notice.

UPDATE 13/3/20

At the present moment in time the college continues to follow Government and the Department of Education (DfE) advice.

This is the government/DfE advice:

DfE guidance to schools and colleges

The DfE guidance for schools and colleges can be accessed using these links:

The College remains open. The most important advice continues to be maintain good hygiene and specifically had washing, cough or sneeze into disposable tissues.

If you show symptoms

1. If you have symptoms of a continuous cough and a high temperature. The you should stay at home and self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days. You or your parents, must report your absence to the college as with any sickness.

2. You do not need to call NHS111 to self-isolate.