Coronavirus Information 

UPDATE- MAY 14TH 2021

Update to the wearing of face coverings in college.

Following the recent government announcement regarding our route out of lockdown, from May 17th (Monday) students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms or communal areas.

Face coverings will also no longer be recommended for staff in classrooms.

Please note, we strongly recommend that students should continue to wear face coverings outside of classrooms where social distancing is not possible (for example, when moving around in corridors and communal areas).  In addition, those who feel more comfortable wearing a face covering should continue to do so.

In the event of a localised outbreak, we may find it necessary to reintroduce face coverings for a temporary period.

Please note that on campus, coloured zones remain in place and should be adhered to.

UPDATE - MARCH 8TH 2021

Please do not come into college unless you have received an email or text from us advising you to attend a COVID test and then your timetabled lessons.  

You must wait until you have received a text and email notification advising you of your test date and time. Until then, please continue with your online learning as we implement our phased return to keep all students and staff safe. 

UPDATE - MARCH 4TH 2021

We are notifying students by email and text of when they are due in college and our processes around all things COVID, including testing and keeping you safe on campus.

Please make sure you regularly check your emails and do not come into college until you have received notification from us to do so.

When you have received your email you will need to make sure you have read it and completed any of the additional information it asks for.

If you are in any doubt, please speak to your lecturer.

In the meantime, please find below links to how we are keeping you safe and what to expect on campus.

Please note, the main refectory on site will be closed.  However, hot and cold drinks and food will be available from Costa at the back of college. 

COVID Pocket Guide

Onsite COVID Video

 

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 23RD 2021

Following the recent Government announcement, we can advise that we will be opening our college campuses from March 8th for more students. However, please note that some online learning will still take place to alleviate numbers of students on site at any one time. 

How do I know I am back on campus?

You will be notified by text and then email of the date you are first expected on site.  Until you have been advised of this date, learning will remain online so please do not come into college.

What do I do when I receive my text?

Students will receive a text notification advising them to check their college email for information on their return to campus.

When you receive the text, please log in to your college account to read your email.

The email will contain the date you are due back on site and what to expect when you are on site such as testing for COVID and guidance on face coverings.  It will also include a COVID pocket guide and a link to a video which will show you what we have put in place to make you safe on campus.  It is really important you read the email in full and take time to understand it.

 

UPDATE - JANUARY 5TH 2021

Following yesterday’s announcement by PM, Boris Johnson, we are now in national lockdown. 

All learning is now being delivered online, remotely - other than for vulnerable learners where the college will still offer face to face learning on site, at college.

Please do not worry.  Your lecturer will be in regular contact.

If you have additional learning support needs please contact als@stc.ac.uk 

If you have issues with IT and access please contact helpdesk@tynecoast.ac.uk

If you require counselling support, please contact karen.ambelez@stc.ac.uk

For all other queries and concerns, please contact us via LiveChat here on the website, through our social media channels or by telephone.

Keep in touch.  Stay safe.  Look after yourself and others and do your bit to protect the NHS, stop the spread of the virus and save lives.

 

UPDATE - JANUARY 4TH 2021

Following tonight’s announcement by PM, Boris Johnson, we are now in national lockdown.  This means that learning will now be delivered online, remotely, other than for vulnerable learners where the college will still offer face to face learning on site, at college.

Please do not worry.  Your lecturer will be in touch very soon.  For any queries or concerns, please contact us via LiveChat here on the website, through our social media channels or by telephone.

We will provide a further update tomorrow (Tuesday, January 5th).  Please continue to check back with us for updates.

 

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