The College is currently closed to visitors but will be open daily to support our most vulnerable students and the children of key workers*.
From Monday 15 June, the College will be open for the following groups of students:
1. Vulnerable students
These include students supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, young carers, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
2. Dependants of key workers*
These are students who have parents/carers whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response, including those who work in health and social care and in other key sectors – please read the government’s critical worker list here*.
Students in the this third category will be contacted by their tutor and given instructions about the following:
Please ensure you check your emails regularly.
If you are in group 1 or 2, Government guidance has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked educational settings to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. Even children in these categories who can be safely cared for at home, should be.
If you are in one of these categories and feel you have to leave home and come into the College, you must let us know before 12 midday on a Friday, the week before you wish to come in. Please email email@example.com or call 01278 221247. We will get in touch to assess your needs and ensure your safety.
If you are a student who has been requested to attend College by your tutor in order to complete tasks or assessments, please click on this link to read our important information regarding those asked to attend College from 15 June onwards.
It is important to us that we work to minimise the potential risk to our staff, students and community. If you think you or someone living in your household have any symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, please read the latest government advice here:
or refer to the NHS Coronavirus health information page.
Please also read the latest Government guidance relating to social distancing for everyone in the UK:
We appreciate during this unprecedented time that our staff, students, employer partners and other stakeholders may have questions. We would appreciate anyone with questions reading our FAQs before contacting the College. If you do not find the answer to your question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most students will be asked to continue their courses through online resources, with project work and other course work issued through the numerous digital channels that students already access. Students should therefore monitor communications from the College and interact with tutors and course leaders as requested.
Almost all students will be asked to continue their courses through online resources, with project work and other course work issued through the numerous digital channels that students already access.
Students should therefore monitor communications from the college and interact with tutors and course leaders as requested.
Bridgwater & Taunton College continues to follow guidance based on advice set out by Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Education (DfE). Our senior leadership team monitors and reviews guidance from the Government and PHE on an ongoing basis, and we will respond to recommendations and instructions accordingly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, students and employers for their support during this unprecedented time..