The College remains open to support children in the following categories:
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.
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.
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 the above 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 12.00 on a friday, the week before you wish to come in.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01278 221247. We will get in touch to assess your needs and ensure your safety.
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. There will be no access to practical resources or workshops during this period.
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.
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 email@example.com.