Good news! The
Prime Minister announced on Monday 22 February the return of face-to-face
delivery in colleges, from Monday 8 March 2021.
As a College I
can confirm that face-to-face education will re-commence on site from Monday 8
Blackburn College students
If you are
studying A-Levels or a Technical/Vocational course then you will follow your
normal timetable but face-to-face and onsite starting from Monday 8 March 2021.
Blackburn University Centre students
receive confirmation of your exact start date shortly but face-to-face
education on-site will start from Monday 8th March. Until you return
to Blackburn University Centre your lessons will remain online and you should
continue to follow your existing timetable. Your tutors will advise you which
on-site start dates relate to which student groups.
Masks and Face covering
students in colleges are now advised to wear face coverings in all areas,
including classrooms, where social distancing of 2 metres cannot be maintained
as a temporary extra measure. We hope that this measure will not last too long.
to bring an appropriate mask with you when you return to College. The latest
guidance we have received is that you should wear a mask rather than a visor.
Testing when you return to site
is continuing with plans to test all students and staff members when we return
to face-to-face teaching. The College has already been testing students and
staff members who have remain on-site during the lockdown period.
When you return
to College you will undertake 3 tests on-site and then it is the Government’s
intention to provide two home testing kits a week for you to use at home.
The aim of these
tests is to locate students who do not have symptoms of the coronavirus (a new,
continuous cough; a high temperature or loss/change to your sense of smell or
taste) to limit the spread of the virus in College.
I hope to
update you soon with exact return dates for your areas of study.
Dr Fazal Dad