Coronavirus - College updates

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Message 22nd May



Following my message last week, I just wanted to keep you updated with our plans regarding a very limited re-opening of the college’s buildings.

We still plan to keep the number of people in college to an absolute minimum. This means, for most of you, there will be no change at all, you will continue to complete your studies remotely.

Our teachers and assessors have prioritised those individuals they feel will benefit most from additional face to face support on campus for example students who need to complete practical tasks to finish their qualifications and progress. We are preparing now with a view that those students can come into college some time from 15th June on a restricted timetable if it is safe to do so. If you fall into this group, your teacher will contact you directly after the half term to see if you are able to attend and if you want to.

In the meantime, we are working to get our buildings ready and make them as safe as we can in line with Government and Public Health England guidelines and in consultation with our trade unions and organisations like the Tyne and Wear Metro and Go North East.

Our absolute priority is your health, safety and wellbeing and no-one will be required to come onto campus if they feel unsafe.

If you have any questions or need to get in touch with us please email and keep checking our website and social media for updates.

I hope you have a good weekend and half term and that you continue to keep safe.

Take care,




Andy Cole

Principal/CEO Gateshead College